A dowel is a round rod mechanically made from a square or rectangular material. In the wood business, a dowel can be used to make any turning that does not have a square or flat surface. Examples of a dowel are baseball bats, table legs, chair legs, and bedposts.
Lewis & Hockenberry has the capability to machine dowels in various sizes ranging from 7/8″ to 3″ in diameter. They are made from standard squares of appropriate cross section. Since a projection of a circle is made from corners of a square essentially being cut away, this allows us to maximize square inventory that may need to be cut back to a smaller size due to wane or bark.