Thursday, May 28, 2009

DIY lease sticks

Today i finally finished those home made lease sticks I've been wanting to make.
I used red cedar boards we had left over from panelling our living room. They re rough cut and have been laying out in the garage for a couple of years.
We cut several 35 inch pieces and ripped them into 1/4 inch thick 2 inch wide sticks.
I got all my tools together:

little hand sander, little saw, scissors, sandpaper(various weights), clamp, something small with rounded edges, pencil.

I cut one of the long sticks into two 15 inch pieces, clamped them down and sanded both sides until they where nice and smooth:

before & after :

then i marked the edges with whatever round something i can find:

and sanded them down:

then i marked the lines for the beveled edges (one long side and the ends):

sanded them down, hand sanded a little with the fine sand paper , rubbed them with lind seed oil and ... voila:
i did the two 15 inch and one 32 inch today before the rain made me quit.
I like them a lot. i might make some to put in my shop.

1 comment:

Dave Daniels said...

Those are great! And, if you do post them in your shop, add me to your list, please!