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Pegwood

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Hi Teaclocks,

What tree does Pegwood come from
Most of it in the catalogues is called orangewood, but you can get beech or hornbeam as well. I guess anything with a close, straight grain could be used.

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Graham
 

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It depends on where you buy it. I've seen at least a half-dozen species including those already shown. Orangewood sticks used in doing manicures are easy to find, inexpensive, and work really well. Same with the dowel sticks available at any craft store. This is another one of those things where going with the big-name Swiss stuff is a waste of money. It's a stick. For watches I use toothpicks. They're free.

Glen
 

Bruce Alexander

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Bamboo Skewers work well I think. I use them in a cordless drill with a sheet of coarse sandpaper nearby to clean and re-point. One Skewer can go a long way and I don't have to keep changing them out of the drill chuck.
 

Willie X

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I like bamboo also. It's getting harder to find though. You have to look around to find bamboo skewers and chopsticks these days. A few years back they were all bamboo. Willie X
 

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Hi roughbarked,



The trouble with matchsticks, apart from being made of relatively soft wood, is that they're sometimes slightly waxed, which can end up in the pivot holes.

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Graham
That is true of what are known as waterptoof matches but I didn't say to use those. While one might carve several matchcticks before finding one strong enough to do the work, I've never used a waxed one. If at all I prefer to would use the longer matchsticks mean to be used to light barbecues with.
 

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