Skill Building #2: Winding Sticks

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 05-20-2012 12:41 PM 4794 reads 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a nod to Jim Tolpin and the New Traditional Woodworker I am going to attempt to complete all of his skill building projects. I would submit that my bench hooks would qualify as my first project in this theme.

These winding stick are a hybrid of Tolpin’s project and the blog entry by Schwarz.

The sticks are made from a curly walnut stick and the inlays are poplar.

The pics are pretty much self explanatory. No hold fast holes yet but illustrates a benefit of the split top.

Thanks for looking.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 01:58 PM

Scot – Great job my friend. I’m still using two bits of aluminium angle, one with a bit of black electrician’s tape along the apex. How long did you make them?

-- - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 02:09 PM

I need to build some nice job!!

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 06:58 PM

Those put my poor popular sticks to shame. Nice job. You make me want to endeavor to build a better set. Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 02:02 AM

Andy, they are an arbitrary 32” long.

Thanks fellas

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 04:03 AM

great looking sticks, and skill builder project. i’ll have to check out jim’s book.

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