- You might try inserting a bead tipped straight pin into a glob of hot
glue on the end of the dowel. There are two types of hot glue, hot
melt and cool melt. I would experiment to see which works best.
Problem with the straight pin is having to bend it back into the glue
or eraser if you use pencils. Bend it on the end then push it back into
the surface, or else the pin will fly out while the wheel is spinning.
And someone could poke themselves with the pin sticking out of the back
of the dowel.