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"on the square dowels"

As I was reading the thread about using "dowels" for shelf brackets, I wondered why anyone would want to use a round rod for a bracket. In the previous message, I saw the reference to "square dowels" and then looked up dowels in both Wikipedia and dictionary.com and they define dowels as "solid cylindrical rods." However, I do see "square dowels" listed in Google search results, so apparently someone decided to change the definition of "dowel." I thought I would point this out for others who may have been confused about this also.

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"on the square dowels"

As I was reading the thread about using "dowels" for shelf brackets, I wondered why anyone would want to use a round rod for a bracket. In the previous message, I saw the reference to "square dowels" and then looked up dowels in both Wikipedia and dictionary.com and they define dowels as "solid cylindrical rods." However, I do see "square dowels" listed in Google search results, so apparently someone decided to change the definition of "dowel." I thought I would point this out for others who may have been confused about this also.


I too was envisioning someone using a round "dowel" for a shelf support. I assumed they used the wrong word for what they really meant since using a "dowel" wouldn't make much sense.


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Where was the reference to square dowels?

Someone mentioned using dowels as a measuring jig. How many pages ago was the 'square dowel' reference? You need to tell us what you are referring to, there have been over 1,800 posts in this thread.

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"Where was the reference to square dowels?"

It was the last post on page 180 by WBROWN62.

The last few pages are all discussing the mounting of shelves using dowels.

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...It was the last post on page 180 by WBROWN62...


A forum tip; page numbers depend on your personal settings. You can choose how many posts are on a page so for me this thread is currently 91 pages long.


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"A forum tip; page numbers depend on your personal settings."

OK, the posting I was referring to was two posts before my post about the square dowels.

I am seeing 181 pages.

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TreeSeeker wrote:

"on the square dowels"

...so apparently someone decided to change the definition of "dowel." I thought I would point this out for others who may have been confused about this also.


Amazon does sell a commercially available part called 'Square Hardwood Dowel' so I think this is just a use of the word 'Dowel' that is not familiar to everyone.


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Anyone wanna buy some square circles?
Jusk kidding! Yup, it certainly appears that the retail world sells square dowels.
Remember, I'll get ya a deal on those square circles!

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From Dictionary.com.....dowels don't have to be round. They just have to be pegs in holes. Who knew. Not me.


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Anyone wanna buy some square circles?
Jusk kidding! Yup, it certainly appears that the retail world sells square dowels.
Remember, I'll get ya a deal on those square circles!


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