Bespoke Winding Sticks

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Project by ChuckM posted 05-19-2017 02:38 PM 1982 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pairs of winding sticks are made of tigerwood, leftover pieces from a previous hardwood flooring project.

Inlay strips: maple, purpleheart, yellowheart (? – the name escapes me) and walnut.

I used a plow plane to cut the grooves for the inlay strips and a skew rabbet plane to bevel the faces (one pair with a 5-degree fence and the other a 10-degree fence).

Finish: Four diluted coats of boiled linseed oil

Other shop photos:

The plow plane’s stop did a great job in keeping the grooves to the desired depth—consistently

I made the bottom wider and the top shorter for stability

The interlocked grain was best dealt with by a card scraper

Unbelievable precision and accuracy can be achieved with hand tools (assuming the digital caliper was accurate)

A personalized shop aid ready to be used

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 03:56 PM

Real nice winding sticks, good job!

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#2 posted 05-20-2017 12:28 AM

A great investment of your time. These are great tools!

-- AJ

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