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Winding Sticks

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Project by Kookaburra posted 09-19-2012 08:38 PM 2595 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not the most exciting project in the book, but it was good practice work for my hand tools journey.

Hand sawn and planed. Cherry with ebony and poplar contrasting strips. About 20” or 50cm long.

In addition to making sure my wood is flat, they are just the right length for chasing wild animals out of my shop :-)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.





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#1 posted 09-19-2012 08:58 PM

Great winding sticks Kay, good job!

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 09:01 PM

wild animals in your shop? like OMG.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 09:14 PM

Ha ha! Thomas – kids and dogs mostly :-) yesterday there was a really big grasshopper – does he count?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 09-19-2012 09:16 PM

Ooooh… Now, Lets see your hand tool collection.. :D

-- My terrible signature...

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#5 posted 09-19-2012 10:18 PM

Sweet. They look delicious.

Ah, kids and dogs. Gotta love ‘em.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-19-2012 11:54 PM

Looks great. I really like the contrasting of the woods.

All the best,

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#7 posted 09-20-2012 12:29 AM

What are they for?

-- Leonard H.

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#8 posted 09-20-2012 01:07 AM

I had a skunk wander right into my shop last week. Poked around for a bit, got within about 3 feet of me, turned around and walked out.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 09-20-2012 01:31 AM

Beautifully done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 09-20-2012 01:40 AM

They look good, and will help make all your future work look better. Nice job.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Kookaburra

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#11 posted 09-20-2012 01:51 AM

Thank you all – I know they are not “rocket surgery” but I am pleased with them.

Alexandre – I will try to take a few shots of my favorite tools for my blog – my new saw is already there!

Leonard – you put one across each end of a piece of wood so you can take a step back and see whether the wood is twisted or flat. The contrasting colors are to make any difference stand out. You can also use them on finished pieces, but that is not what they are traditionally used for. Here is a more professional write-up!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#12 posted 09-20-2012 01:53 AM

No kidding. I had a skunk in my garage these last few weeks. Where can I find a how- to for winding sticks? I’d like to make some soon.

-- I never finish anyth

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#13 posted 09-20-2012 01:56 AM

Philip-
Here are Christopher Schwarz’s instructions (not the ones I followed, but once you have the principle down, you really won’t need the specific instructions)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#14 posted 09-20-2012 02:00 AM

Awesome. Thanks!

-- I never finish anyth

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#15 posted 09-20-2012 04:54 AM

Nice work. The wildest thing in my shop is a Labrador with a tennis ball :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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