We've now made it easier to upgrade your past orders to steel rods by selling them separately. Steel rods are available for $1 per rod. Each rod is 6" long.
Replacing a wood dowel is actually pretty simple (and quick!). Use pliers to remove the stick from your prop, then use a hot glue gun or super glue to secure the steel rod in its place. There is no need to drill a larger hole in the prop, as our steel rods and wooden dowels are the same diameter.