I know you can buy stainless cannoli tubes for a really decent price, but I wanted to go with something a little more authentic. What is the best way to go about making dowels? I've seen several things, but wanted to get some more input... For the dowel itself, does a 2" diameter cut into 4" long segments sound correct? Also, what sort of grit should you use to sand these down? I would assume that you would want it as smooth as possible, and would want to use at LEAST a 240 grit or so. Finally, what would the best way to go about seasoning them prior to use? Thanks for all of the help everyone! PS - If anyone has a great recipe, I'm happy to listen!