A cylindrical timber rod or steel bar generally without nut or thread driven into pre-drilled holes to make a joint. DOWEL-JOINT - A joint where the pieces of timber are joined by dowels running either longitudinally or transversely through the joint. DRESSED TIMBER - Timber finished to a smooth surface on one or more surfaces. DRY ROT - A generic term for the decay of timber by fungi that at an advanced stage leaves the wood light and friable. The term is actually a misnomer as all fungi needs considerable moisture to grow.
1. Short, rounded, flat ended wooden stick, which fastens two members together by fitting into matching holes, which are drilled into each member. 2. Straight, metal bars which are used to connect masonry.
An item used to teach the dog the "hold" command during force fetch. Generally wooden and not larger than one-half inch in diameter. The dog should hold the dowel gently but firmly before moving on to the next phase of FF.