Cindoco - Maple Wood Dowel - 1-1/2" x 36" - Round
Cindoco® Maple Dowels are made from the finest quality maple. These 36" dowels are straight-grained, smooth sanded and kiln-dried for optimum stability and straightness. Use hardwood dowels for a...
Item 50D05Model CBUPC136
Cindoco® Maple Dowels are made from the finest quality maple. These 36" dowels are straight-grained, smooth sanded and kiln-dried for optimum stability and straightness. Use hardwood dowels for a variety of woodworking projects including joinery and the making of furniture components.
- Use for a variety of woodworking and crafting projects
- Solid hardwood
- Uniformly sized
- Straight-grained and smooth sanded
- Diameter: 1-1/2"
- Length: 36"
- Species: Maple
- Shape: Round
- (1) Maple Wood Dowel - 1-1/2" x 36" - Round
- All Wood Dowel have a tolerance of +/- 1/64". Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
1 1/2" x 36" round maple dowel
I recently purchased two 1 1/2" x 36" hard maple dowel. I cut one dowel in half and soaked both pieces in mineral oil for about 72 hours. I successfully cut screw threads on one of the pieces - perfect threads, no tear-out. Not so with the second 18" section. Tear-out galore. The reason? I failed to check the diameter; the rod had an inconsistent diameter, one end was fine while the other was oversized. Why can't size specifications be checked before shipment?
I know lots of wood is sold in nominal sizes, but I expected hardwood, presanded dowels would actually be the diameter labeled. If they're machining them already, why leave them just a little bit bigger than the stated diameter. It would have been easier to simply turn my own 1 1/2" dowel than trying to get this dowel down to size.
I normally prefer to pick out wood in person but saw these on sale and decided to give them a try online. Clearly more economical than turning my own 1 1/2 inch dowels, which would be my normal approach. Solid, no knots or defects that would weaken the dowel, which was my big concern on ordering. Four stars rather than 5 only because they arrived with more dings than I was expecting. (note, these were light dings) My application will have them in full view so more refinishing time will be needed than I had hoped. That said, solid, time saving, and would recommend to anyone needing large doweling.