Manicure Sticks
Manicure Sticks

Manicure sticks, also know as orange wood sticks and orange sticks, are small diameter dowels with ends beveled in two different fashions or pointed.  These sticks are made from white birch, a close grained wood that machines smoothly and offers a versatile product originally intended for care of nails in manicures and pedicures, though has […]

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More Applications for Small Dowels
Manicure Sticks

A small diameter dowel with various shapes on each end has also found considerable use in the electronics and telecommunications filed.  A spudger is a thin tool used for adjusting or holding down wires, typically in tight spaces.  These are made from plastic, though wood is an ideal medium as it is relatively durable, heat […]

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Wooden Vs. Metal Manicure Sticks
Manicure Sticks

Both wooden manicure sticks and metal tools can be used in manicures and pedicures to work on cuticles. Metal manicure sticks tend to have one flat end that is largely used to push the cutical back. Wooden manicure sticks have one flat end and one pointed end. The flat end is used to push back […]

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Wooden Police Batons
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H.A. Stiles has provided wooden police batons for decades and these were standard issue before the composites and telescoping options of recent years have gained in use.  These are still commonly sold as an inexpensive, traditional tool for law enforcement, around the world. Wooden police batons need to be of a strong, dense hardwood and […]

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H A Stiles Celebrates 105 Years!

This year, H A Stiles Co. will be celebrating 105 years in business! According to Steve Parrish, Vice President, a dedicated sales team has worked to build Maine’s oldest operating established wood turning company with a national client base that offers consistently fair and honest service to its new and repeat loyal customers. Founded by […]

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Custom Wood Newels

A newel, also called a central pole or support column, is the central supporting pillar of a spiral staircase. It can also (usually as “newel post”) refer to an upright post that supports the handrail of a stair banister. In stairs having straight flights it is the principal post at the foot of the staircase, […]

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