Am in the process of building a big tool chest and discovered in my newness to all this that I lack some basic tools/appliances for assisting in this undertaking. So I decided over the weekend to make some rather important items. Making 24 inch x 40 inch panels for a tool box dictates the need for winding sticks and a longish straightedge.
After seeing Pauls latest dovetail caddy made out of mahogany I picked up 4 feet of the stuff and made some winding sticks. I really like that wood, its really nice oiled up and smells nice when planing it. The straightedge is walnut. I’ve got plans for a panel gauge made out of walnut and have begun the process of using Gregory’s design.
Yeah they are based off the ones in Tolpins book. They are so simple to make, I was all worried at first because I was intimidated by “winding sticks” and “straight edges” but they are just boards/sticks, planed down even and smooth and square. Simple really, All are just 3/4 inch stock. The winding sticks are just tapered as described in the book, the straight edge is planed down to about 5/8 and shaped.