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Winding sticks detect the twist

My eye scans the winding sticks that span the oak and there the twist stands proud beyond my half cocked eye The rough plane strikes the highs to bring them low and so again I span the oak with sticks to see if winding still stands proud And soon my hands deliver power through the…

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Winding sticks for guaranteed flatness – and more beyond

I don’t know of many that rely on winding sticks for detecting twist in boards and billets these days but I use mine often as in days past most woodworkers did. Like the square and the shooting board, these simple pieces were essential to producing accurate work; a slight twist on one rail or stile…

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Making Winding Sticks by Hand – Part I

I felt troubled that anyone would consider buying what can readily be made from real wood. Especially for real woodworkers. I can understand someone buying their initial workbench in certain circumstances but eventually it’s most likely they will rise to the challenge of building their first workbench themselves. Having something to work from might possibly…

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Making Winding Sticks by Hand – Part II

Here are some drawings to help                                     Corner inlay The corner rebate is best done with a marking gauge, knife and tenon saw. The Veritas marking gauge works well for this type of gauge work as it works like a…

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  • Simon G on My GoalsHi Paul, thanks for all the information you provide, I've watched the majority of your videos on YouTube and have benefited from them greatly, I'm coming back to woodworking now af…
  • Paul M Clifford on Two OppositesOops! "from" not "form". Back to square 1.
  • Paul M Clifford on Two OppositesA very nicely presented perspective! It greatly reminded me of a synopsis which I learned form a course over twenty years ago about the steps in a learning process. The stages were…
  • Paul Sellers on Vlog 015 Up!Not sure what this refers to, Gerald?
  • Hayden Thurston on Two OppositesI did an introductory woodworking course as I love woodworking but was having continuous problems and unfortunately fell into the latter category. Everything I had gone there to le…
  • gerald anania on Vlog 015 Up!paul will you be giving us a schedule of location(s) and times if we want to see you.
  • Landon Vaughn on Two OppositesGreat read! Thanks for you wisdom and all you do!
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