Part 1 - Briar Pipe Making Start to Finish. This is the video we discussed. It has more info than you'll probably need for your projects but you see lots of good technique and Dremel work (Dremel is in later videos).
This is probably the simplest and quickest router jig you will ever make, but it is a certainly very effective way of making your own dowels. You won't need much in the way of materials to make it, though the router does have to be mounted under a