Lifting Dowel

The amount of lift provided by the device is the distance between the  bottom of the fulcrum dowel and the top of the lifting dowel. The dowels are flattened on one side where they join the horizontal arm.  The purpose is to reduce the stress at the joint. Removing approximately one-quarter inch of the dowel should be sufficient.  Or, use a router with a semi-circular bit to route a groove for each dowel in the arm of the BeeWeigh.  This approach is more accurate than flattening the dowels.