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Better Winding Sticks Coos Bay OR

Winding sticks are very useful for gauging twist in a board, but they’re difficult to read. My improved version of these time-tested helpers makes the twist stand out. I start with a pair of straight, flat 2-in.-wide sticks made from 3/4-in.-thick light-colored wood.

Exotic Burl
(541) 396-2333
57304 Fat Elk Road P.O. Box 700
Coquille, OR

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Farrs True Value Hdwe
(541) 267-2137
880 S 1st St
Coos Bay, OR
 
Coos Head Do it center
(541) 756-3148
1672 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR
 
Coos Head Builders Supply
(541) 756-3148
1672 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR, 97459
North Bend, OR
 
Coquille Supply
(541) 396-4264
10054 Highway 42, 2 MILES EAST OF COQUILLE CITY
Coquille, OR
 
Kmart 7166 / Cross Merch
(541) 267-2151
3111 Ocean Blvd Se
Coos Bay, OR
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Fastenal- Coos Bay
541-888-8629
1195 Newmark Ave Ste B Coos Bay, OR, 97420
Coos Bay, OR
 
North Bend - Auth Hometown
(541) 756-7323
1611 Virginia Ave # 514
North Bend, OR
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-20
Tue:9-20
Wed:9-20
Thu:9-20
Fri:9-20
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-18
Store Features
Mon:9-20
Tue:9-20
Wed:9-20
Thu:9-20
Fri:9-20
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-18

Farrs True Value Hardware
(541) 396-3161
220 N Central
Coquille, OR
 
Hometown Hardware
(541) 572-5750
323 Spruce St
Myrtle Point, OR
 
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Better Winding Sticks

Better Winding Sticks

Winding sticks are very useful for gauging twist in a board, but they’re difficult to read. My improved version of these time-tested helpers makes the twist stand out. I start with a pair of straight, flat 2-in.-wide sticks made from 3/4-in.-thick light-colored wood. Then I stain both of them dark—the darker, the better.When the stain is dry, I cut shallow rabbets in both faces at the top of both sticks. This exposes a ribbon of light-colored wood above the stained surface on each face.

To cut the rabbets, set the blade’s height to 1/2 in. and the rip fence 1/32 in. narrower than the stick. Rip all four rabbets from this setting.  Joint the top edge of one board to remove the stain. Then rip this board narrower by the width of the rabbet on the other board. That’s all there is to it. During use, the narrow stick goes in front. Any twist in the board shows as a dark-colored wedge between the top of the rabbet on the near stick and the bottom of the rabbet on the far stick. 

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