I forgot to take pictures of the rake as I was building it but it is very simple (I'm sure you could find a good instructable for how to make the rake if you do a search for it). I took the 1/2" dowel and cut a piece about 1" long. I then drilled 2 holes into it about 1/4 of the way in from each side between 1/4" and 3/8" deep. You don't want to go all the way through for these 2 holes. Then in the middle going at a 90 degree angle to the 2 holes I just drilled, I drilled a hole through the dowel.
I took the 3/16" dowel and cut a piece about 6" and stuck it through the hole the goes all the way through the 1/2" dowel.
I then cut 2 small pieces of the 3/16" dowel about 3/4" long and stuck each one inside the holes and sanded them down making them the same length.