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My first set of winding sticks

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I recently completed a set of winding sticks. I am fairly new to woodworking and I work almost (I do use a drill press sometimes) entirely with hand tools. I made the sticks out of walnut and inlaid maple for the rectangles on the edges on the top one face of each stick and the center dots on the bottom of both faces of each stick. I left all these just a bit proud of the surface and then planed them flush. I had one noticeable gap that I had to fill with a small wedge of walnut and a few smaller ones that I filled with walnut dust. Next I beveled the top of the inlay face of each stick and then finished with shellac.

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 07:40 PM

Good job … Winding sticks are good to have!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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makeBrooklyn

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 07:42 PM



Good job … Winding sticks are good to have!

- Ron Aylor

Thansk! Never used them before yesterday, now I don’t know how I ever lived without a set

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 07:55 PM

You’re welcome … how do you keep them together when not in use? I have dowels at each end of mine … that way I don’t lose one … or cut one up thinking it’s scrap!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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makeBrooklyn

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 07:58 PM

Hadn’t thought of that yet, they’re stored in my marking and measuring box, well away from my scrap so hopefully they’re safe enough for now. Maybe inlay magnets on the plain faces?

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 08:21 PM


Maybe inlay magnets on the plain faces?

- makeBrooklyn

That would work!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 03:51 PM

Nice work. The magnets would be a plus for storage.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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