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Workshop Appliances – Winding Sticks

March 23, 2018

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“The shooting board of ‘chute’ board is another one of these bench top appliances that you really shouldn’t be without. When I walk into a woodshop without one I’m astonished – why on earth wouldn’t you take an hour or two at best and with a small amount of wood and off-cuts make yourself one? The woodworker who hasn’t yet made themselves an honest shooting board simply doesn’t realize the benefits and ease that comes with having this practical bench-top jig.

Excerpt from Made By Hand: Furniture Projects From the Unplugged Woodshop

Winding Sticks

Step 1: Dimension 2 straight grain offcuts to 3/4” x 2” x 22”.

Step 2: Inlaying contrasting pieces is a good addition as they help detect warp/twist in your board. Chop two rabbets 1/4” x 3/16” x 3” long into the top of one stick and plow a single rabbet the full length of the other stick. Glue the inlay pieces to the sticks leaving them slightly proud of the surface; plane everything flush once the glue has set.

Step 3: To add some stability to your winding sticks, plane a 1/4” taper into your sticks. This makes them bottom heavy and less likely to fall over in use.

If you’re looking for a more detailed walkthrough you can purchase a copy of:

Made By Hand: Furniture Projects From the Unplugged Woodshop.

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