I discovered another use for my broken drumsticks...Drumstick Key Chains! The tips of drumsticks take the most abuse. The cymbal edges chew away at the tip until it eventually breaks, but the rest of the stick is usually a nice solid rod of Hickory.
I don't have the heart to cut the tips off a new pair of drumsticks just to make key chains, so I turn my own tips between centers. Hickory turns really nicely on the lathe and looks great with a CA finish. Any drummer would love one of these. Visit my Etsy Store to check them out!