What the winding sticks do, is indicate the twist (wind) in a board. The first step in stock preparation is to knock the high spots down. The best way to find out where they are, is (you guessed it!) winding sticks!
|Move the sticks to a couple different locations, lather, rinse, repeat.|
|I like to make a few marks for a visual cue.|
|This is a close up of the sticks in the same orientation as the previous picture. If you look close you'll see the light band is slightly fuzzy, with a parallel dark band above it. That's when you know you're flat.|