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making my own break sticks..

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by DirtyD, May 20, 2011.

  1. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    Looking around other threads I have heard of people using cutting boards to make break sticks, does this work good? How thick does the cutting board need to be? If anybody has made any out of cutting board before can you post up some pics? Thanks guys.
     
  2. norseman

    norseman Big Dog

    try a hammer handle, less work and pretty cheap
     
  3. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    might look into them. Do you cut them down at all? Want something that I can just throw in my pocket when I take the dog for a walk.
     
  4. bukskin.banks

    bukskin.banks Big Dog

    Good ? pics would be nice. I've seen someone take a hockey stick and just cut it, and had some hockey tape on it for grip haha. it works though. I've seen people use hockey sticks and drill holes on the bottom and put lead in it for a fish beater too. And by the handle they drilled a hole and put a leather strap through it as a strap. I'll see if i can't find a pic.
     
  5. Ace1

    Ace1 Big Dog

    Cutting board works well for us. One of the white ones at wal-mart makes 5 0r 6.
     
  6. cliffdog

    cliffdog Top Dog

  7. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

  8. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    yeah thats what I was thinking. 5 bucks for 5 or 6 break sticks, hand 2 to a friend and keep 3.. one in the house, one in the car, and one in my pocket.
     
  9. bgblok68

    bgblok68 CH Dog

    Theres a thread floating around out there somewhere with a layout of the cutting board. Try google.
     
  10. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    I will see if I can find it..
     
  11. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

  12. reddirt redneck

    reddirt redneck Big Dog

    i like the hatchet handles hickory ones short stout
     
  13. benthere

    benthere CH Dog Staff Member

    The thing I don't like about the plastic cutting board breaking sticks is that they are flat and the only way to use them is by twisting them sideways and prying on the dogs mouth. This is not the proper way to use a breaking stick, but it is a good way to break your dogs teeth. A breaking stick should be round like a hammer handle. Direct steady pressure should be applied inward into the dogs mouth with no twisting or prying. This way the thicker part of the stick gradually pushes your dogs mouth open. Just my two cents.
     
  14. nobody

    nobody Banned

    i agree, started to thinking about making some in the morning from the cuttboard but also tought they might be to thin.
    I wil stick to my hammer handle's for now
     
  15. Bullnuts

    Bullnuts Banned

    Hammer or hatchet handles and a bench grinder. Takes about 15 minutes or less.
     
  16. norseman

    norseman Big Dog

    make some shitty one out of cutting board and keep them here and there as a emergency type break stick but make a good one out of hammer handle and for primary use.... its just a small investment under 10 bucks.
     
  17. sy82nj

    sy82nj Top Dog

    i make my sticks from cutting boards sold at harbor freight. i use a skill saw to cut my point then use a file to smooth out the edges
     
  18. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    would you mind posting up a pic of one?
     
  19. DirtyD

    DirtyD Top Dog

    I got a hammer handle today and I am going to attempt this. I will post up a pic when I got it done.
     
  20. TopBox

    TopBox Top Dog

    I have always liked to take the left over plastic from a 55 gallon drum i cut out for a dog house and make a few strips out of it about 2 inches wide. Then i grind the end of one side into a long point. They are great to have laying around close and easy to use. They are made from the top of the drum because of the 1/4 plastic. PLenty strong enough!
     

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