Stickmaking A Complete Course

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This complete introduction to stickmaking explains how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. Expanded to include more detailed coverage of tools, moulds, formers, jigs and materials, this book is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to the hobby.
Stickmaking shows you how to select suitable timbers, as well as alternative materials such as ram’s horn, antler, buffalo and cow horn. Learn where to source these materials, and what characteristics to look for in a potential stick. There are tips on straightening sticks, fitting the handle and fixing a ferrule plus advice on how to produce a variety of effects.
From seasoning woods, shaping, carving and shanking handles, to a wide range of colouring and finishing methods, all aspects of this long-established craft are covered. Stickmaking provides a thorough course in the craft suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Projects include:
- Sourcing and seasoning wood
- Making thumbsticks
- Shaping and shanking handles
- One and two-piece wooden sticks
- Cardigan sticks
- Ram’s horn and antler walking sticks
- Buffalo horn market sticks and crooks
- Carving in wood and horn

Author: Andrew Jones & Clive George
Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd (2007)

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