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Project by John posted 08-21-2016 05:08 AM 813 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made Stir Fry Sticks for wedding favours as a project this summer. I used up all the left over pieces of my Plum and Cherry Trees and some wood from a Wild Cherry Tree that a friend dropped off. There is one from a left over piece of Hemlock Burl and another 20 made of Yellow Cedar scraps. I coated them with Mineral Oil and let them hang in the box for 24 hours and wiped them off. The cooking end is tapered to a dull point. I ripped around 230 strips and wound up with maybe 195 finished pieces. Won’t need them all. I changed the shape of 15, some longer, some with a rounder handle, just to see if I liked another style. Most are around 13 1/4” long and 5/16” thick. The hole is 1/4”, big enough for a piece of coat hanger to fit through.

This was time consuming but a great way to clean up a pile of wood. I had strips piled everywhere so I made the work surface for my lathe that I posted earlier.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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Andre

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 05:42 AM

I call them Pot scrappers, talk about mass production! You get your planner set up yet?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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John

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 05:47 AM

It’s set up but too big for anything like this. Is your pot scraper similar in shape?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Tooch

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 10:38 AM

Nice work on these. I. Sure there was lots of sanding involved, or did you happen to use a flush cut router bit?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 11:59 AM

Cool idea for using up scraps. Lots of production work!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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John

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#5 posted 08-21-2016 03:46 PM

Tooch, I used a pin router arm and a template for the side edges. The ends and surfaces were sanded. My big belt sander impressed me on this job.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Andre

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 04:22 PM



It s set up but too big for anything like this. Is your pot scraper similar in shape?

- John


Made mine from Jatoba, see my projects. No sanding, cut pattern on B.S. then hand planed, more time but Jatoba not much fun to sand. Heading out there in a couple of weeks will try to bring one out for a trade!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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John

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 01:35 AM

Most of the sticks I made were 10 1/2” long, I did make some longer. Don’t know how I goofed earlier.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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pmayer

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 07:57 PM

What a great idea! Nice job.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 01:42 PM

Nice idea, also interested in the picture of your lathe. Some day will get up your way from Vancouver, just on my way to spend a week at my daughters place in Abbotsford.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 03:06 PM

Thanks LJs.

Brian, I hope you do make it up this way. Have you been to the Sunshine Coast before?

Andre, you are on for the trade!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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