Take a look at Bear's sticks and logs post. This is the second batch I have made using his recipes. I gave them a little tweak. But pretty close. Last time I used casings for Most of them. i was trying to use a 3/8" tube. It wasn't showing me much love so I went to casings. The flavor and texture of the naked sticks was much better. Bear gave me some pointers. I used a larger tube and a second set of hands. it worked a lot better.
I have seen Bear's posts and that what was giving me the impetus. But it great to see someone else do the same project with their own twists. I am really grateful for the advice on the 3/4 inch tube. I had thought of using a smaller tube but will not now.