Intro: Mixing Sticks
This is just a quickie!
I'll occasionally need to mix up epoxy resin glue or mix wood glue with sawdust to make a filler or spread glue onto work pieces. I use to look for a bit of card or a scrap of wood but now I just collect ice cream lolly sticks and reuse them for this.
Step 1: Cut'n'sand
Generally I just do a batch of them in one go and it takes just a few minutes. Cut them to whatever shape you want - I use my band saw. Clean up the edge if required with a bit of sanding.
Step 2: Store'em, Use'em, Throw'em
As you can see I cut a few different shapes.
- I like a long straight edge to glue up wider pieces.
- I like 90deg end cuts to help remove glue from corners.
- I like straight 'paddle' types for epoxy mixing. ( I prefer to mix epoxy on glass as its easier to remove residue)
- The end you hold is already a good shape and when your done at least they're biodegradable.