Paul Grundbacher's dowel makersPaul sent me some pictures and video of his dowel makers. The dowel makers work on the same principle as this dowel maker but uses blades made from old saw blades. That way, the dowel maker can be left set up.
The blades are from an old power hacksaw. Unlike regular hacksaw blades, these blades are about twice as wide and about twice as thick. This type of power hacksaw is no longer very common, having been superseded by metal cutting bandsaws.
Emco-star combination machine in lathe mode to spin the rod.
More of Paul's machines:
Paul's homemade bandsaw
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