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DanLewisTN Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 6:36 p.m. PST

I need to make a few hitching rails for my 28mm westerns. My daughter suggested using tooth picks but that seems a bit too small and too perfect for a western hitching rail. Any suggestions? Should I just go out and find some sticks in the woods?

Mako1111 Nov 2012 8:13 p.m. PST

Get some sticks, and whittle some, and/or buy some wood strips of the desired size, and whittle those into shape.

coryfromMissoula Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

I find bamboo skewers to be about right in size. As to too perfect, that depends on the locale you are aiming for. Lodge pole pine in 28mm will be close to perfect nearly every time, cottonwood almost never.

PistolPete12 Nov 2012 11:59 a.m. PST

i cut up long fireplace wooden matches – they're already square, cheap, and readily available; just cut to whatever length looks "right" to you. i base them on popsicle/craft sticks with spackle. you can also use them for fencing too.

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