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Blog entry by eddie posted 1098 days ago 1592 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

im new and do a lot of study of wood working .i really enjoy this craft and am no where close to most of the wood worker here im learning but what is a winding stick used for sorry not knowing just wanted to know?

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WayneC

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#1 posted 1098 days ago

Used to check surfaces of boards to see if they are flat across the face. A stick is placed at each end of the board you are working on and you sight down the board. If there is any twist (known as wind) the sticks will be uneven. Winding sticks are normally used with handplanes when you are planing rough stock.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=53276&cat=1,230,41182

Winding sticks are normally shop made though these LV ones are pretty nice.

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#2 posted 1098 days ago

thanks wayne

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#3 posted 1097 days ago

Your welcome.

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#4 posted 1083 days ago

I have been using a straight edge I got at a local homehardware. Its a 8’ straight edge that seperates into two 4’ pieces. You can use it as a straight edge when cutting plywood and when it is in two pieces you can use them as winding sticks. I put a strip of tape along one edge so that I have two opposing colours. I have found them very useful and if I remember it was only $20. So if you find a straight edge like this that seperates into two pieces I would recomend it. Sorry I do not know the brand of mine.

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