I started these dowel cutting blocks as a set probably 30 years ago and never finished the set. Am contemplating finishing that as I research different dowel making methods. This is making a reasonably smooth 1/2" dowel out of a failed 3/4" dowel effort using another method.
One nice feature of this method is I can cut clear to the end.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.