Stickmaking: A Complete Course

Stickmaking: A Complete Course

by Andrew Jones, Clive George
     
 

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This thorough introduction to stickmaking explains how to craft a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks, and crooks from start to finish. Craftsmen of any level will benefit from the detailed explanations on identifying, cutting, and seasoning suitable wood and selecting alternate carving materials such as antlers and ram or cow horn. Numerous color… See more details below

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This thorough introduction to stickmaking explains how to craft a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks, and crooks from start to finish. Craftsmen of any level will benefit from the detailed explanations on identifying, cutting, and seasoning suitable wood and selecting alternate carving materials such as antlers and ram or cow horn. Numerous color photographs and diagrams provide clear instructions for a variety of projects, including thumbsticks, shaping and shaking handles, one- and two-piece wooden sticks, and buffalo horn sticks. This revised edition also contains an expanded toolmaking section on in-depth discussions on the history and philosophy of stickmaking.
Andrew Jones is a stickmaker who specializes in horn crooks and cardigan walking sticks. Clive George is a stickmaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565233683
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Andrew Jones makes a wide range of sticks. An uncle cultivated his interest in making sticks and encouraged him to enter his work in local craft shows. He lives near Lampeter.

Clive George's life-long interest in stickmaking and a fortuitous meeting, led him to collaborate in the production of this book.

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