Many modellers use these for scratch building. I recently had a box of them delivered and they proved to thinner than usual.. I started to "woodgrain" them using a fine saw blade dragged down them about four times. I found that they curled slightly afterwards. I then dragged the blade 3 or 4 times down the other side of the stick..it cured the slight curl and the stick became straight again...Odd but it worked (maybe because the stirrers were thinner than the usual types and they seem unwaxed as well).
Wonder how they turn out when used as a master for a project in a silicon rubber molding......?
Last edited on Wed May 3rd, 2017 10:10 am by William M
Yes..have a box of those as well. They cut great with a scalpel. Very useful for large scale planking!!
The stirrers I have, by the way, are only 3mm wide 2mm thick and I have seen thinner and longer (with square ends) in a supermarket coffee shop.
Last edited on Wed May 3rd, 2017 01:11 pm by William M
Remember that if you got a MASTER AIRSCREW BALSA STRIPPER (available at hobby shops carrying model planes and very expensive at under $7 USD), you can cut your own balsa and basswood strips from boards very easily...any size you want. I have one that I have used for over 10 years and it still does the job.
JUST MY OPINION