|Project by Bricofleur||posted 04-05-2010 01:00 AM||5858 views||13 times favorited||6 comments|
Here’s a great tool to improve my woodworking skills and results – winding sticks, for free. Since MDF and hardboard are very stable et long lasting materials, I came up with the idea of using them as winding sticks.
They require only two 24”-long 3/4”-thick X 1-1/2”-wide MDF and two 24”-long by 1-1/2”-wide hardboard strips. Just one drop of glue in the middle of each MDF groove to keep the hardboard in position but no more so the sticks will stay as “natural” and stable as possible – you want a minimum of humidity in there. I chamfered the top edges of the MDF supports, for esthetic reasons, to give more value to my poor man winding sticks! I’ve also slightly sanded all sharpe edges for comfort and, using a permanent black marker, I drew a fine line on one top edge of each stick to ease the reading when at work.
For the price, it’s a bargain ! And they work great.
For more details, check this page of my website.
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