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Use Files to Make Dolls House Fence Pickets From Stir Sticks

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Draw the Picket Shape On the Top Stick In the Stack
The shape is drawn on the top stir stick in a group before a file is used to shape the pickets.

The desired shape is drawn on the top stir stick in a clamped group before a file is used to shape the pickets.

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To make uniformly shaped pickets, draw your desired shape on the top stick in the stack and use it as a guide for shaping the entire stack. Your pickets can be any shape you wish. I have a number of projects which need round topped pickets so I have drawn that shape on my top picket.

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