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List of Nominal Sizes Needed for Blanks.

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This is a list of minimum size requirements to make the following items....

If you have a suggestion for the list, please post your idea here in this topic.


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Duck Calls
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"

Turkey Pot Calls
1" x 4" x 4"

Turkey Trumpet Calls
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 7"

Paddle Style Calls
2" x 2" x 14"

Fly Rod Reel Seat Inserts
1" X 1" X 4"


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Vases
4" x 4" x 6"

Bowls
6" x 6"x 2"

Pens
3/4" x 3/4" x 6"
3/4" x 3/4" x 8" for double closed-end pens
3/4" x 3/4" x 10" for full custom pens ("kitless")
(However, anything over 2-1/4" long would be useable, most 2 piece kits are roughly 2" long tubes and some single tube kits are 3" long. Also, shorter than 2" can be quite useful to people building segmented blanks.)

Bottle Stoppers
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 2"

Coffee Scoops
1" x 1" x 6"

Ice Cream Scoops
1-1/2" x 6"

Hair Sticks
1" x 1" x 5"-10"


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Standard Size Pepper Mill Blank
3" x 3" x 12"

Standard Size Salt Mill Blank
3" x 3" x 6"+

Standard Size Salt Shaker Blank
3" x 3" x 6"+

Minimum Size Salt Shaker Blank
2.0 x 2.0 x 4

Salt and Pepper Mills
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 6"

**Important Info**
**Pepper Mills do have a standard size that differs from the minimum size whereas many other blanks do not.


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1911 Grip Scales
3/8" x 1-3/4" x 5" or blocks size 1" x 1-3/4" x 5"

Single Action Revolver Scales
1/2" x 2-1/4" x 5" or blocks size 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 5"

Knife Scales
3/8" x 1-5/8" x 5- 1/2"
or blocks size 1" x 1-5/8" x 5-1/2"

Hidden Tang Knife Block
1-1/2" x 1-5/8" x 5"

Shotgun or Rifle 2-Piece Block
16 - 21" length
6 - 7-3/4" height at the butt end
3" height at the muzzle end
*2-1/2" - 3" thick
forend piece measures 14" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Shotgun or Rifle 1 Piece Block
28 - 41" length
5-1/2 - 7-3/4" height at the butt end
3" height at the muzzle end
*2-1/2" - 3" thick (Minimum thickness is 2-1/2" and thicker than 3 if cheek rests are to be carved.)

Slingshot Palm Swell Block
3/8" x 1-1/2" x 4"


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Classical Guitar Back
22" x 8" x 3/8" (x2 and book-matched)

Classical Guitar Sides
32" x 4" x 3/8" (x2 and quarter sawn)

Electric Tops
22" x 8" x 1/4" (x2 and book-matched)
22" x 8" x 5/8" (x2 and book-matched)

Archtop Guitar Back
23" x 8" x 1-1/4" (x2 and book-matched)

Archtop Guitar Sides
Same as classical guitar sides

Guitar Neck
35" x 3 "x 1" (quarter sawn is best, but not absolute)


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Standard Size Dominoes
1/2" x 1-1/4" x 2-1/4"

Standard Cribbage Board
10-17" x 5" x 3/4"
(There really isn't a single standard template, if you're using 1/8" pegs, the width can't get much smaller than 4-1/2" or the pegs get too close together.)


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Spokeshave Blank for Hock blades
1" x 1-1/4" x 11"

Spokeshave Blank for Large Veritas blades
7/8" x 1-1/2" x 11"

Spokeshave Blank for Small Veritas blades
3/4" x 1-1/8" x 10"

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Vape MOD box
2" x 1- 1/4"- 2" x 4"
 
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I'm getting dimensions for a new item not listed. Dominos. Talked to a domino maker from Texas and will get the particulars soon. Gary
 

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Oh sweet! I have those on my "Make this stuff" here at my shop. Good call Gary!
 

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pen min is probably more like 5/8x5/8 x 5. that would work for almost any pen kit but not leaving room for options.

i'm curious too if any have special endgrain dimensions. like the pot calls are these always turned into the endgrain or sometimes side grain would seem to work too. but i don't know.
 

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I would like to add for knife blocks dimension for Bowie knives. I am not a expert. Something around
1 5/8 sq x 6
 

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Because i saw lots of sales of knife blocks that are 1 inch thick. Thats good enough for splitting and making scales. For hidden tang knives we knifemakers usually need thicker pieces, like 1 1/2 . Hope it helps.
 

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Sounds good fellas. I'll add to the list soon.
 

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I will add to it. As well as looking around the webs to see what other people make theirs to size....
 

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This is great, did anyone ever figure out Dominoes?
 
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"A common domino size is about 2 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 3/8 inch thick - small enough to be held comfortably in the hand, but large enough to be easily manipulated, and thick enough to be able to be stood on edge."

lemme look for an official size....
 

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I'll add it to the list later on....thanx for the reminder!
 

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Darn it...I forgot to update this, this weekend
 

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Updated hidden tang knife blanks...
 
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