Winding Sticks - School is in session!

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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 10-23-2010 03:33 AM 3309 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Want to learn hand tools, but the process on my own is very long and fraught with mis-steps. When Shannon (of The Renaissance Woodworker) decided to start his hand tool school, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to eliminate some of the trial and error. It is a subscription service, but for 6 months, I will be learning how to properly use hand planes, various hand saws and chisels to make a series of projects and associated joinery with the end project being an heirloom tool chest to hang on my wall.

Our first project was to make winding sticks from rough stock to finish using hand tools. I chose to make mine from cherry. Each stick has an inlaid strip of contrasting wood (walnut for one and ash for the other). Finish is shellac.

No, I’m not getting paid to advertise, but Shannon is an excellent source of information and I believe it will be well worth the investment. There’s also a 30% off coupon if you subscribe by tomorrow for those interested (but that may get extended).


-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 04:57 AM

Good luck on the hand tool journey. I could use some lessons to become more proficient.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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