Richard……….Take a look here ……https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/topic/making-winding-sticks/Anonymous5 March 2013 at 11:55 pm #8835
Dang Ken. You ought to be the forum” hot-link/site finder/organizer/point-me-the-right-way” guy. Or better yet, you ought to be on Jeopardy….
Ken: What are medullary rays?
Trebeck: Correct! Next category?
Ken: Give me “See-Saws” for $2000
Trebeck: It has 13 teeth…
Ken: What is an 1848 Spear & Jackson cast steel folded bronze back tenon saw.
Trebeck: Correct! Incredible! Please wait for me to finish the question so the other contestants have a chance.
LOL.Anonymous6 March 2013 at 12:39 am #8840
Well, you’re still the fastest I’ve ever seen at finding stuff. I can’t remember what day it is. 😉
The last two sets I’ve made were just extruded angle aluminum cut to length. Paint one set of tips a dark color, rattle-can spray paint is fine. Hardly qualifies as a “project”. The stuff that looks like this:
Otherwise just get your hands on some stable hardwood, quartersawn if possible but rift or flatsawn will be fine, plane it flat maybe 1/2″ thick then parallel the two edges on each piece and then put a wide chamfer along what will be the top edge. Paint the tips of one a contrasting color or inlay a contrasting wood.
I haven’t used my wooden ones in a couple of years since making the aluminum ones. The wooden ones are probably a bit wonky now and need tuning.
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