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Forum topic by Bill White posted 10-10-2016 08:34 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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10-10-2016 08:34 PM

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I see them all the time, and wonder how/if they are true to purpose.
How do ya make them, and from what material?
I’ve always been leery of them made from our commonly available woods.
I have some very dry (ambient) woods such as walnut and persimmon.
How accurate do they have to be?
What say you?
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us


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Handtooler

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#1 posted 10-11-2016 12:38 AM

Go to Paul Sellers “Windung Sticks” Its a two part video for the ultimate in precision.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 12:46 AM

They’re pretty simple devices but I’ve never made any… yet. If I do decide to, I think I’d go with something dense and tight grained like jatoba or a rosewood. A couple lengths of aluminum angle would probably be a better choice but not as purrdy

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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ksSlim

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 01:14 AM

+1 on the aluminum angle. Paint one side white, the opposite sides black
They pretty straight.
Cheap too, can always used foe Al angle.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 01:24 AM

I made mine with Jatoba and a strip of Birch, had to run them over the jointer a while back to get them back straight!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 01:47 AM

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scatruler

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#6 posted 12-27-2016 03:20 AM

We used these to check the seat for level after “legging up” in Mike Dunbar’s Windsor chair classes. They are amazingly accurate for so simple a device. Mike uses two light weight pieces of aluminum angle, one spray painted black.

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