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Project by zombeerose posted 12-20-2010 12:45 AM 1507 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple turning project – a pair of drum sticks out of black walnut. Approx 16” long. Finished with a few coats of Watco Danish Oil. Guitar Hero – rock on!

Completed 9-2010

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AttainableApex

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 02:06 AM

those things look fat.
whats the diameter and length.
just my .02, i really like the rounded head on drum sticks.

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 04:15 AM

The outer diameter at the fattest part of the stick is ~21/32” (.654”), which is slightly larger than the 9/16” (.55”) that came with the guitar hero drum set. I researched but didn’t find any definitive measurements for sticks so I made them a little thicker for two reasons. First, I have larger hands so I wanted to be comfortable instead of feeling like I’m using chop sticks. And second, I was not sure how durable walnut would be under the abuse. Length is 16”.

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 04:38 AM

They look great!! I used to make my own when i played the drums, about 25 years ago. I couldn’t find any fat enough, I would get cramps in my hands from the thin sticks. so I say go with whatever works!!!

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 07:34 AM

check out the vic virth website they have all the sizes of sticks.
some 2b’s would be good for you guys but really 5b’s would be doable.
i rock the buddy rich sticks but if i don’t have a pair of those i use the 5a extreme, i need the extra length on my set.

-- Ben L

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