Proof that tools don't need to be complicated. I needed a pair of winding sticks to help with flattening stock. Looking around the house, I found package of paint stirring sticks from Home Depot. Already perfectly flat and aligned with each other, I just cut the shaped handles off, drilled out the centers to add a dowel, sanded and stained. At about 16" long, they've been working great for my needs, and were basically free.