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JDC 11-18-2009 01:18 AM

What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I've got a collection of about 100 (and growing) old sticks in my basement and I don't want to just throw them out. I'm trying to come up with some type of creative reuse for them, whether it's just artistic or functional, whatever. Any suggestions are appreciated!

larryace 11-18-2009 03:01 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
A house of drumsticks? Log cabin style? Wood Stove fuel? I have about 100 chewed up old sticks too, they make great kindling. I'd donate them, but who'd want them?

volvoguy 11-18-2009 05:22 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Kindling. :-)

-Ryan

Drums&Beer 11-18-2009 05:32 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
The hickory, I use in my smoker for ribs, chicken, shoulder roast, etc. Just to be on the safe side I make sure the logo's are burned off prior to adding the food to the grill.

GRUNTERSDAD 11-18-2009 05:49 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
How about the carcenogenic lacquer finish on the sticks? I'm sure that goes well with burgers.

Drums&Beer 11-18-2009 06:11 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 633302)
How about the carcenogenic lacquer finish on the sticks? I'm sure that goes well with burgers.

You make sure it burns off first before placing the grill down, that's for sure.

At the same rate, how about the carcinogenic smoke from the wood itself? If you're worried about this kind of stuff you shouldn't BBQ at all.

bilkay 11-19-2009 02:02 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Kill vampires?......................................... .................................................. ........

genericdrummingusername 11-19-2009 02:04 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drums&Beer (Post 633309)
You make sure it burns off first before placing the grill down, that's for sure.

At the same rate, how about the carcinogenic smoke from the wood itself? If you're worried about this kind of stuff you shouldn't BBQ at all.

Owned.
........................

thechief7676 11-19-2009 02:05 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bilkay (Post 633431)
Kill vampires?......................................... .................................................. ........


Or Cubs Fans! Ha! I burn em in the fire place as well.

Mikey Dangerous 11-19-2009 05:56 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
1) Autograph a few.
2) Bring them to your next gig.
3) Find some pretty girls digging your music.
4) Toss the sticks out to those girls between songs.
5) Pop in a piece of minty gum.
6) Go talk to those girls after your set.

Rinse & Repeat

With a hundred busted sticks laying around, you should be busy well into the new year. ;-)

audiotech 11-19-2009 02:48 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
You can do as my girlfriend did with these Hornet 5A's. They make great plant supports just after a short stay on the drum kits, lol.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...4/DSC_0141.jpg

Dennis

Lengo 11-21-2009 03:58 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Give 'em away to an aspiring kid who has no money.

Les Ismore 11-22-2009 09:12 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDC (Post 633132)
I've got a collection of about 100 (and growing) old sticks in my basement and I don't want to just throw them out. I'm trying to come up with some type of creative reuse for them, whether it's just artistic or functional, whatever. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Make a 'collage', hang it on your wall, art.

Naveed 11-22-2009 10:42 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lengo (Post 634166)
Give 'em away to an aspiring kid who has no money.

Like, in my case, myself! I can't believe we're this many posts in and no one has mentioned reusing sticks. Break one stick in a pair of 5Bs, break one in a pair of 5As, use the leftovers together at rehearsal. Rinse, repeat.

konaboy 11-23-2009 02:51 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I've always used mine for kindling wood ;-)

Lengo 11-23-2009 06:44 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Naveed (Post 634535)
Like, in my case, myself! I can't believe we're this many posts in and no one has mentioned reusing sticks. Break one stick in a pair of 5Bs, break one in a pair of 5As, use the leftovers together at rehearsal. Rinse, repeat.

Excellent idea! Naveed, you're a creative thinker. I'd like to hear you play!

Skitch 11-24-2009 09:07 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I give mine away as souvenirs.


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BassDriver 11-24-2009 10:20 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
My drum teacher turns them into wind chimes that you can put on a kit.

What would be a cool idea is putting one in a clamp somewhere on your kit and using that as another surface on the kit, sounding like clicking sticks without having to bring them together and interuppting your playing.

...or you could carve it into a pedal beater and use to hit a floor mounted wood block (like DeathMetalConga).

grannydrums 11-27-2009 01:17 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
yes kindling, or better still --my dog likes chewing them so they make a cheap dog toy

Pollyanna 11-27-2009 02:56 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Yep mix n match the leftovers. Waste not want not. I used to the worn ones as spares for padwork.

Now I have a whole bunch of these 5As and 5Bs - from brand new to a bit worn - just sitting on my shelf because I now use much lighter sticks.

Matt 11-27-2009 03:00 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Add one more vote for kindling. Broken sticks work alright in the fireplace during winter. I'd love to try the whole "kill a vampire" thing too though...

JarodMaybern 11-29-2009 10:12 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikey Dangerous (Post 633483)
1) Autograph a few.
2) Bring them to your next gig.
3) Find some pretty girls digging your music.
4) Toss the sticks out to those girls between songs.
5) Pop in a piece of minty gum.
6) Go talk to those girls after your set.

Rinse & Repeat

With a hundred busted sticks laying around, you should be busy well into the new year. ;-)

I could've have put it any better. I second this idea. lol

topgun2021 11-30-2009 06:06 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Artsy frames. or possibly, Instead of wicker furniture, drum stick furniture.

synthesaur 12-11-2009 11:40 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
dowel joints,
I needed one to put an Ikea dresser together, one of the dowels was missing, so I whittled a piece of old stick into a perfect substitute.

zambizzi 12-12-2009 12:40 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I had quite a collection going a few months ago. I bundled them all up and sold them on eBay. I certainly didn't make my money back...but it's better than nothing!

LIANDA JOHNSTON 01-05-2010 01:53 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
hi i know a child who is just getting really into drum. he cant really afford lost of sticks. please can u help it would be such an amazing thing to have them. even just a couple.

Big_Philly 01-05-2010 01:57 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I throw 'em out. Well, some of them I use as decorations in my room, just to get that rockstar charisma. But I see no point in collecting them.

xFURBYx 01-08-2010 04:27 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Yeah i've given a couple away as "vampire Slayers"
but most of em i keep in a box in my room
alot of those sticks have memories tied to them
so
other than sentimental goo-goo-ga-ga
there's no reason to keep them just chuck em

ace76543 01-09-2010 05:31 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
If they're not too broken i just wrap duct tape around them and use them for practice til they break again

The_Endless_Obsession 01-10-2010 07:03 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
In high school, i made a model bicycle out of old sticks for an art project haha

Inova 08-08-2010 02:32 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Hi there , i really really need to take drum sticks. Can you give me ? If you want to donate to someone . Plz help me .

Inova 08-08-2010 02:35 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Inova (Post 731398)
Hi there , i really really need to take drum sticks. Can you give me ? If you want to donate to someone . Plz help me .

Also if you have old one , its okey .

Red Menace 08-12-2010 01:56 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I had an idea a while back...

I wanted to take all my broken sticks and cut off the broken end with a saw so they were all the same length then use a wood rasp to smooth off the cut ends. Next with a drill press put 2 holes on opposite sides of the stick so I count strap them all together with a metal rod or a long threaded bolt. Then mount this guy on the side of my floor tom and I'd have a giant guiro.

If anyone steals this idea please post a pic...

PeniScott 08-12-2010 02:24 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I've taken a liking to just slapping on some duct tape halfway down when the start splintering from the rimshots. Keeps them together for longer.
xoxo

keep it simple 08-12-2010 02:51 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
Bundle about 20-30 together securely with string, & put them somewhere hidden in your garden or yard. They make great winter bug dens, & that will benefit your plants & the birds.

JesusMySavior 08-14-2010 04:24 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I use them for self defense.

Usually when I break a stick it's all at once. I almost never chip them away. Once in awhile a tip will fly off, but generally it's about half of the stick that gets shimmed off and it's like...whoops...

dave777 08-26-2010 08:48 AM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
i've made quite a few picture frames with them....and no, i will not show you any.

madidus 08-27-2010 12:41 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I give mine to Rick Allen.

Neil 08-27-2010 01:11 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I fixed my bed with mine...

http://i37.tinypic.com/2s1tc7q.jpg

drummerboy115 08-27-2010 11:50 PM

Re: What to do with old drum sticks?
 
I use my sticks until they are dead.

I hit quite light so i never expect it but sometimes half a stick breaks off and hits me in the face =P

Flying bits and pieces have dented the wall by my drumkit.


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