Winding Sticks

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Project by D. B. posted 10-28-2020 07:21 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I made several pairs of winding sticks. I started with scraps from other projects, I decided to try some different lengths. I believe the longer the sticks are the more sensitive /accurate the reading will be.
The shortest ones are 12” long, the longest are 24” long.

I have seen beautiful winding stock that have inlays of ebony and ivory. I made mine using a black “Sharpie” for the dark tabs and white spray paint for the light tabs.

I planed the pieces of each set side by side-repeating this on the top and the bottom to make the reference surfaces true. I then placed these edges together, holding them before a light so see where I needed to fine tune the gap.

I hope they work out, helping me to remove twist as I plane flat the faces of boards.

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#1 posted 10-28-2020 08:01 PM

Nice. Winding sticks are soon to be project. I can’t quite figure out how to inlay different color wood so the sharpie and paint is a quick work around.

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#2 posted 10-29-2020 06:52 AM

Glad to hear Ebony and Ivory inlays aren’t required, mine don’t have either. Couple of pieces of wood planed flat. one painted white, one black. I think with them solid color all the way across they are easier to read, than just color on the ends. Plus it gives a better idea of where a break occurs.

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#3 posted 10-29-2020 02:13 PM

Nice job, you’ll find them very useful!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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