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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Following the usual rule of thumb, the 6mm thick wood suggests 2-3mm dowels are as large as I should go (this is about 1/16 inch). 3mm is maybe pushing it (as it leaves only a quarter of the wood's ...
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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Consider to score a spiral along the length of the dowel, or scribe lines parallel to the length (fluted dowels). This is akin to some commercially available dowels with rather large scores, providing ...
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