#1
I forgot to order some form stewmac thinking I had some but all I have is white. he cheapest I have found is $15 to get it. I would prefer not too and if anyone here has some they don't need and would be willing to stick a piece in an envelope and send it to New Hampshire I would be more than willing to send you $5 on paypal.
#2
use some 1/16" maple dowel or something, shave it down if you need, and stain it black, or whatever colours you want.
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Shwiggity.