walking sticks.

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walking sticks.

Postby mrwatch » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:15 pm

I had a Facebook message with a lady looking for willow in a swamp. Took pictures of my diamond willow walking stick for her. Used a draw shave then a Dremel ball cutter to clean out the diamond shapes. Brushed on boiled linseed oil. A long time ago. lets see your sticks.
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Re: walking sticks.

Postby doglegg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:33 pm

I had never thought of willow as walking stick material MrW. I thought it was created for moose to eat. But that one is gorgeous. ::tu::

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby Doug51 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:02 pm

Pretty wood with a lot of character in it.

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:35 pm

The Willow Eyes have a lot of character. Nice job.

I collected sticks for a while back in the '80s - '90s. Wasn't real hot to trot over it but enjoyed what I had/have. The Willow Eye was a gift from the husband of a cousin in my ex-wife's family. He's the one who carved it. I still have a couple of raw willow eye sticks (uncarved) if anyone is interested. I was going to carve one but quickly gave up on it. Not my thing. I have made a couple of sticks. One for each of two cousins.
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There's more in a bundle under the bed but I'm not motivated to drag them out and take pictures. Nothing special. These are the best of the lot.
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Re: walking sticks.

Postby tongueriver » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:59 pm

Great stuff! Love to see it. I have just started making some sticks and am enjoying the learning process. Talent level is pretty low.

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby stagman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:39 pm

My best buddy in Kentucky gave me this stick in 1986...he bought it from a
guy in Florida at a flea market, its actually a root, with a root wrapped around it,
his name is Joe

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby doglegg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:55 pm

Really cool one there Stagman. Out of this world. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby mrwatch » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:08 am

Jerryd. the fourth to the right looks like diamond willow. Only found in swamps or marsh. our small carving club ordered several pieces and split the order. Club disbanded.

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby deo-pa » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:18 am

Good work there gentlemen!

I think Mike Stinnett's walking stick work hss been mentioned on AAPK before; see: https://mikesart64.wordpress.com/

I understand his rattlesnake sticks go for $500 on up.

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 am

mrwatch wrote:Jerryd. the fourth to the right looks like diamond willow. Only found in swamps or marsh. our small carving club ordered several pieces and split the order. Club disbanded.

You call it "diamond willow", I call it "Willow eye". It came out of Central/Eastern Montana. (Forsyth area)
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Re: walking sticks.

Postby doglegg » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 am

deo-pa wrote:Good work there gentlemen!

I think Mike Stinnett's walking stick work hss been mentioned on AAPK before; see: https://mikesart64.wordpress.com/

I understand his rattlesnake sticks go for $500 on up.

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I can understand the price. That is a work of art. Makes me a little nervous just looking at it. ::nod::

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby Doc B » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am

Nice sticks, gentlemen!!!
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Re: walking sticks.

Postby MTHall720 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:23 am

I admire all these walking sticks. Wish I had a pic to share but I have never made one. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what knife design/pattern would be best for a first time whittle?

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am

About all I ever use is a stockman pattern.
Clip blade takes out the big chunks.
Sheepsfoot has a sturdy point to get in tight.
Even the spey with the curved front has its advantages.
Take care and God bless,

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Re: walking sticks.

Postby mrwatch » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 pm

Many sticks can be made from young thin sassafras trees. If green wait for it to dry then peel the bark with a draw shave.


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