Uniquely shaped toothpicks

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  1. MapleLeaf

    MapleLeaf Member

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    Here is something I found in the grocery store lately. The shape of the toothpicks seem like they may be suited to scratch building to be used as ??????????

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  2. ltla9000311

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    Hey cool! Those could be used in a landing gear/hydraulic cylinder capacity! Or a fence post/staircase railing! I'll have to look for them!
  3. SCEtoAux

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    Yeah, I bought a toothpick dispenser last year sometime and a packet of those came with it. Neat looking toothpicks. :)
  4. silveroxide

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    Put them in a dremel and thin them out a little and you have belay pins for shipbuilders.
  5. PModel Rookie

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    It looks familiar....oh,I found it in some shop not far from my house.Bought it last year in large quantity.It is really cheap(just 1 Ringgit and 99 cents at the super 1.99 store for 10 cases of those).Very convenient when used in modelling(the end is look like a missile fin so I used them as missiles attached below my models...not sure if it is a good idea).
  6. Patron_zero

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    Super-sized !

    I also find picking up chopsticks from Asian-Oriental restaurants a good habit to develop, I have several different styles, lengths and diameters in my bits box, a few have a similar detailing to the toothpicks in this thread.
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I like the toothpicks. They can be used for so many things. I also keep a bag of bamboo skewers on hand as well. They make great framework or when you need a dowel that is of small diameter for piping or other such.
  8. PlutoniumBoss

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    One benefit to these textured toothpicks is that they seem to be just slightly more robust than other toothpicks.