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.