Step 8: Measure the dowels

men measuring dowels for kubb game
Photo: Wendell Webber
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The ¾-inch dowels used for corner stakes will be cut at a 45-degree angle, so measure from the tip to the opposite end. The 1¼-inch dowels for the batons should have straight cuts on both ends. Measure and mark the length of the first cut on each dowel.
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