Wooden Picks

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mr.13
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Wooden Picks

Post by mr.13 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:12 pm

Looking for a project and was thinking about making some wooden picks to play with. Has anyone out there made/used wooden picks before? Any advice on what woods to use/ the sound of different woods?

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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by john » Mon May 28, 2012 4:08 pm

Interesting idea, though I would think the wood would split pretty easily.

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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by deecee » Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 pm

Hmm interesting! Maybe something tough and hard like ebony. I've got some american oak here, I might try and make one tomorrow.

I don't think I'll be using my belt sander on it tho somehow :shock:
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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by deecee » Tue May 29, 2012 6:30 pm

There ya go, 2.0mm +/- oak pick.

Good for metal I'd say...
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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by john » Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 pm

How does it sound?

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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by deecee » Tue May 29, 2012 11:45 pm

It sounds nice, it's just a bit rigid. Someone who likes stiff picks would be fine. It's probably reasonably durable.

I might try laminating veneers. I could get it much thinner and probably flexible.
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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by mr.13 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:37 am

Still working on making mine. Used soft wood because that's all i had around and put multiple layers of polyurethane to toughen it up a little to prevent splitting. Haven't tried it yet. I'm leaving it on top of my furnace to try and heat harden it some and see how it works.

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Re: Wooden Picks

Post by mr.13 » Thu May 31, 2012 9:19 am

Decided to make one out or some oak hard wood flooring i had lying around. It sounds a lot like the dunlop big and stubby 3mm picks.

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