Stickmaking Handbook: Second Edition

Stickmaking Handbook: Second Edition

by Andrew Jones, Clive George
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This comprehensive book explains in detail how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. It shows you how to select timbers or use alternative materials such as antler, ram’s, buffalo and cow’s horn. There are invaluable 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, Stickmaking Handbook covers all aspects of this long-established craft and will appeal to beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784940980
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Jones has spent his life as a farmer in West Wales. An uncle cultivated his interest in making sticks and encouraged him to enter his work in local craft shows. Andrew specializes in making horn crooks and Cardigan walking sticks.

Clive George has had a life-long interest in stickmaking and a move to a small holding in Wales led to a fortuitous meeting and eventual collaboration in this book.

Table of Contents

Woods Used in Stickmaking 6

Finding, Cutting & Seasoning Sticks 12

Thumbstkics 18

A Natural Thumbstick 19

Simple One-Piece Walking Sticks 26

Cross-Head Stick 27

Knob Stick 29

Round-Handle Stick 32

Carving a Duck's Head 35

Cardigan Sticks 38

One-Piecs Cardigan Stick 39

Wooden Creeks & Market Sticks 48

One-Piece Wooden Market Stick 49

One-Piece Wooden Crook 52

Two-Piece Wooden Martet Stick 56

Two-Piece Wooden Crook 60

Ram's Horn & Antler Sticks 66

Cardigan Stick in Ram's Horn 67

Cross-Head Stick in Antler 76

Market Sticks & Crooks in Buffalo Horn 84

Buffalo Horn Market Stick 88

Buffalo Horn Crook 94

Ram's Horn Crooks 98

Ram's Horn Crook 99

Carved Sticks in Wood & Horn 114

Dog's-Head Market Stick 115

Carving a Pheasant's Head 121

Carving a Leaping Trout 125

Medley of Sticks 130

Fancy Thumbsticks 131

Half-Head Handles 137

Cow Horn Handle 140

Index 143

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