I am in the process of designing a baby crib and am considering using vertical dowels for the sides. I am not looking forward to purchasing dowels which are pricey, hard to find in quantity and quality, and don't show up in any but a few very common woods.
I am thinking about making them from scratch. I know it's foolish and/or impossible to do on a lathe. Any advice on methods and pitfalls of DIY dowels?
Still in the design phase, but anticipate 5/8" diameter by about 30".