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Old 08-18-2012, 03:28 AM
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Toothpicks

Hello,

For a commissioned design I need to include structures which will hold wooden toothpicks for strength. Here in Germany it seems that they have a rather constant diameter of about 2mm, but I wonder if this varies in other countries?

So, can someone confirm or negate this question with a simple at-home measurement?

Any data would be appreciated!

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:49 AM
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For Sweden:
• Ordinary toothpicks 2.0 x 65 mm (most likely imported)
• Cocktail sticks 2.2 x 100 mm
• Grill skewers 3.0 x 300 mm

Superfluous data, but I wanted to check for myself. -L
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:08 AM
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French toothpicks and grill skewers are the same size as Sweden"s. Mine at least and they're imported from China.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:09 AM
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In my part of the USA the round toothpicks are 2mm in diameter and are around 65mm in length, give or take a few 1/100ths.

There are also some toothpicks with rounded ends and square bodies that are around 2mm square and 66 mm in length, give or take a few 1/100ths.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:51 AM
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Thank you for all the replies! It may seem superfluous, but apart that some design features are dependent from the diameter, I found it a quite interesting question, and it shows the strength of an international forum like this one!

Again, thanks!

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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South Africa - 2.00 x 65.00 mm as well.

Quite amazing that they are all the same more or less.....
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They probably all come from China!! At least the ones in my cupboard are.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:19 AM
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Brazil: 2,00 mm x 65,00 mm.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:30 AM
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The round ones I have are made in China. The ones with the square centers are made in the USA. There are also some flat ones that are made in Canada. International bunch, huh?
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