When using the drop saw, put on your safety glasses and ear muffs. To make your first piece, cut through the first mark on the dowel at a 22.5 degree angle. For the second piece, make a square cut. Then for the third, cut at 22.5 degrees again. Repeat this process until you have five pieces of dowel. Each one should have a 22.5 degree end and a square end. These will be the hooks to hang your coats on.