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Thread: "White wall" Popsicle Stick Scales!

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    Default "White wall" Popsicle Stick Scales!

    There I was, thinning out a 1/4" thick piece of oak the other day, and I asked myself-- why not just use popsicle sticks? They are made out of birch, can be layered to a desirable thickness, can be sanded to a contour, and can be profiled in no time at all.

    It took a little practice, but the tactic paid off. Here is a pitted kinfolks wedge dressed with "white wall" popsicle scales.
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    Cool! That's using the ol' noggin'...............
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    Very classy look! I especially like the fact that you found a simple solution to a problem that I didn't know I had. I'm gonna try this one! Keep up the good work!



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    I suppose you get one!

    ATTA BOY, GeoID!!

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    Very clever. Looks good. Are tongue depressors the same wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicknbleeding View Post
    Very clever. Looks good. Are tongue depressors the same wood?

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    Thanks! Good question. I'm not sure. I know that all food-grade popsicle sticks are made of birch-- so I would assume so.


    The sticks I used here are the larger "craft" sticks, so very well could be some trash wood like pine (the package didnt say). Either way, it took a decent stain and had good grain.


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    Nice idea. They look a bit thick to me but not all scales are so thin. Nice job!
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    Nice idea, it turned out really good!
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