Funny you mentioned that, right after I posted that came to mind. Big
problem, all the tools in my shop, I don't have a lathe! Will have when I
get moved to Libby, MT, my Son has a good but unused lathe. So in the mean
time I'll have to figure out a way to put a 1/2" dowel into the end of a 1
1/4" dowel. But that is a very good idea.
Al in WA