Yep, sure did. Even turned a bell I could sleeve onto the dowels. I bet I still have a bunch of dowel pieces in a bag somewhere. Had forgotten that. Note that you'll want a hardwood dowel.Thank you, I did buy a flat jig so I could have a constant cork notch and starting place. I have also looked at every production call I can get my hands on. I’ll keep tinkering. Have you tried using 5/8” dowel rod. I was trying to find a cheap less time consuming practice piece then turning them.