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Simple and Elegant Hair Sticks

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Project by TheWoodenOyster posted 01-16-2014 04:16 PM 670 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys,

Quick project posting here. I made these hair sticks for my wife for Christmas. I have wanted to make some simple ones like this for about a year or so and finally got around to it for Christmas this year. I guess you could say they are Japanese inspired, even though most hair sticks are straight. I have always loved a slight curve and the elegant and simple vibe it gives off. Woods used are Maple, Wenge, and Jatoba.

I made a simple template and cut them out on my rickety bandsaw, which was an adventure. After that, it mas mostly smoothing with a spokeshave and sanding to 600. Finish on the wenge and jatoba is BLO. On the maple, I used Mineral Oil.

Hope you guys like them!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 02:49 AM

Great little project and a great project to use up some of those smaller scraps lying around the shop. I like them all.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dakia

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 08:45 PM

This is really a pretty cool little project. I’m going to have to look in to something like this for my wife.

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 03:40 PM

Very pretty hair sticks, like the slightly curved design. It makes a great gift to the wife. Great job!

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