that would work with my present wife - but not with the ex :-)
momma would hit me on the head for messen' up a good pot. now she'll have to
use it - in her canning endeavors.
Drilling the holes in the dowels first helped also
"Joe S." wrote in message
Way back years ago, back when men were men, when DOS was unheard of, and
was king, the thing to do was to get a big ol' slab of paraffin and a
boiler. Melt the paraffin in the double boiler and boil the wooden dowels
in the paraffin. The dowels absorbed the wax and became (somewhat)
waterproof after which they could be used as spacers.