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Hi,

I am trying to find a tool/bit that will allow me to 'round' the end of a dowling rod in the style of a drum stick (grip end).

I have found 'rounding-over' bits, but these are clearly for edging purposes and as such, they not suitable my purpose.

I require a tool that will allow me to 'dome' the end of a dowling rod in a uniform way so that each item made conforms to the same measurement.

Any help you can offer will be gratefully received.

Thanks
 

Aragorn

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How many do ou need to do?
When I want to dome the end of a dowel in small quantities I do most of the shaping on a bobbin sander, and finish with so fine grit paper.
The techniqur with the bobbin sander is to rotate the dowel 180º each way whilst swinging it in a arc to for the round over.
For larger quantities or very uniformly shaped domes, some smart person will be along soon to tell you a clever wat to do it... :wink:

Welcome to the forum pmbxuk!
 
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Thanks Aragorn and Alf, that's what I call service. I had spent about four hours scouring the net for the information before finding this forum. I wil order one of the rounding blocks without delay.

The project moves on...

Thanks again
 

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Welcome to the forum pmbxuk. :D

Please let us know what your making, I love to what everyone is working on, if you have a picture you could post, even better. 8)
 

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