A carpenter’s pencil sharpener makes the perfect tool

If you like to make your own dowels for woodworking projects, try this tip from Club member Don Carlson of Ventura, California. Use a carpenter’s pencil sharpener to chamfer the dowel ends. The sharpener’s hole will accommodate a variety of dowel sizes, and the chamfers it cuts are larger than those that a standard dowel former would create, making the dowels easier to insert. Brought to you by: American Profile - Inspirational Stories & American History