How to Make Fluted Dowels Yourself

Whenever you need a fluted dowel for gluing and joining wood, crimp a plain dowel rod with the serrated jaws of your pliers.

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Hand-Fluted Dowels

Whenever you need a fluted dowel for gluing and joining wood, crimp a plain dowel rod with the serrated jaws of your pliers. Cut it to length, bevel (slightly angle) the cut ends with sandpaper, and presto, you have a fluted dowel the exact size you need.

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