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fatcat123

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Coffee Stirrers
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:00:26 pm »

Hi all,

I need approx 1000 mcdonalds style coffee stirrers but with square edges as appose to the usual rounded. They should be between 5-7" long, and about 1/4" wide. Thickness is usually 1mm or so.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, i would be eternally grateful. I really cant be bothered squaring the ends and cutting all the round ones i have. I need them to make an 'oak' deck for my barge.

Dan
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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 08:57:06 pm »

Two points;
Ikea do a tool for cutting blind slats to length which might speed up the process;
Aren't you going to have to cut them all to length anyway?
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fatcat123

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 09:03:07 pm »

No, i'm happy to lay them in the length that they are.

A model wood supply site can supply the stuff i need but its in 1m lenghts. Its slightly more appealing as it means less cutting.

Dan
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wartsilaone

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 09:06:50 pm »

I may be able to lay my hands on a box of stirrers in time for Wicksteed if you are interested.
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fatcat123

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 09:09:25 pm »

Not sure if im going to wicksteed yet. I've emailed a company that does them (normally in batches of 10,000) and asked if they can make a smaller box up for me.

I'll let you know if i need some.

Dan
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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 11:14:07 pm »

Know anyone with a Makro, JTF, Bookers or other 'cash n carry' warehouse / wholsale card?

You should be able to find them in packets of 500 there - alternatively do you have a costa coffee or starbucks anywhere nearby ? take some pictures to prove you make model boats and you're not just a weirdo and ask to buy a packet from them. Cash talks!
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fatcat123

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 09:06:05 am »

Know anyone with a Makro, JTF, Bookers or other 'cash n carry' warehouse / wholsale card?

You should be able to find them in packets of 500 there - alternatively do you have a costa coffee or starbucks anywhere nearby ? take some pictures to prove you make model boats and you're not just a weirdo and ask to buy a packet from them. Cash talks!

My mate has a cash n carry or Makro card so will ask him when hes next going.

Had an email back from the supplier i emailed, he's checked and all he has is round, despite them selling as square.!

Thanks for the tip


Dan
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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 09:25:07 am »

Coffee stirrers have to have rounded ends to reduce the risk of splinters as decreed by elfinsafetee   :police: :police:

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fatcat123

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 09:50:21 am »

Yeah i though as much, I have seen square around before though.

Dan
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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 11:38:25 am »

  Have a look on Hobby's site (hobby.uk.com). They have 5mm x 2mm pine strip and others.
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fatcat123

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 11:55:35 am »

Jonty,

Found a site where i can get really thin stuff for pretty cheap. Still needs cutting to length. I'm waiting on another email to see if the company can supply the stuff i need, otherwise i'll order the beech strips.

Dan
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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 12:36:28 pm »

I've used wooden tongue depressors in the past. Lovely wood as well. Ask your GP where he gets his from. BY.
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Nordsee

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Re: Coffee Stirrers
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 01:39:47 pm »

I get mine from DFDS Ferries, when I travel from Dover to Dunkirk, they put big pots full of them ( with square edges) on the side tables with the sugar and milk. I asked and got a handful, no problem. I always ask, saves Aggro!
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