from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hollow cone-shaped tool with a cutting edge on its inner face, used to point or chamfer the ends of dowels so that they can be more readily driven.


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  • The _dowel-pointer_, Fig. 123, is a convenient tool for removing the sharp edges from the ends of dowel pins.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The latter result may also be obtained by slightly pointing the pins with a dowel-pointer, Fig. 123, p. 83.

    Handwork in Wood


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