This simple device flexes and holds its shape allowing you to trace a curve along it.

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Fairing Stick
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When woodworking plans throw you a curve, reach for a fairing stick. This simple device flexes and holds its shape allowing you to trace a curve along it. A string on this version pulls the ends toward each other, then a sliding tab locks the string in position. Get the plan here, then build fairing sticks in several lengths to help you draw arcs of all sizes. Watch this video demonstrating how a fairing stick works.

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