...Other than winding the coil. Now what I did was drive a nail into the wood dowel. Then I put the nail in the hand drill and slowly wound the coil by running the drill. It was a lot easier than winding 197 turns by hand!
I've wound a number of loading coils on PVC pipe, and the approach I took was to
chuck a broomstick in the vice, slip the PVC pipe over the end, and then make a
crank handle on the PVC pipe (either using more PVC pipe and elbows, or by passing
a screwdriver shaft or other item through a couple holes in the pipe at the end
beyond the end of the broomstick.)
That allows me to crank the pipe by hand while easily counting turns and feeding
the wire onto it.
The power drill might work at a slow setting ("screwdriver"), but I've had problems
with it getting ahead of me and winding the wire faster than I can keep up with
if I'm not careful.