3 Slick Stir Stick Tricks

Paint stir sticks can do a lot more than mix pain. Put ’em to work!

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Paint stir sticks can do a lot more than mix pain. Put ’em to work!

  1. Reader William Freed notches one end of paint stirring sticks to make push sticks for cutting narrow strips on the table saw.
  2. Apply adhesive-backed sandpaper to both sides to make a file for sanding hard-to-reach spots on your projects.
  3. Cut the sticks into short pieces. They’re perfect for leveling and shimming and also for building jigs.