Walkin stix

Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by ka_c4_boom, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    heres a couple stix iv carved the one on the left is maple the other cedar
     

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  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ya Done GOOD Charles!! Thanks. J.D.
     

  3. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Those are neat Chuck. I have one very similar to the one on the left, my grandad made it out of a vine twisted sapling. Have another one that is mainly straight, like the one on the right, with l'il nodules sticking out on it. Both of mine are stained and varnished, believe they were made in the 1950s. Thanks for sharing :smile2:!
     
  4. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Those are great looking. How long did it take you to do each of them?
     
  5. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    thanks roger it dont take long you start with a sapplin in the woods usualy one with a grape vine grown around it and trim it to the length you want then peel the bark off the way you want then let it dry out and sand or whittle it till youve got the desired look your after .
    the one on the left below is oak and has been started maybe 3 hours in . the one on the right is redbud i havent found the look i want yet but it has alot of potential cause its hollow the full length
     

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  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Those are pretty cool.Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Those are some great looking walking sticks. I use a walking stick when i'm walking in the woods (not hunting). To kill snakes and knock down briars. Its just a old hickory stick. It don't rank up there with yours.
     
  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Thanks Charles for sharing,they're beautiful!:big_smile:
     
  9. Netmanjack

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    Wait till Jim Marshal (fish) see these. He is an old pro at carving walk'in sticks. Jim had some really nice ones at the national.I'll bet he will have some good tips that he can share with all of us.:smile2:
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yep tobacco stix work well too , when in the woods i normally cut a stick soon after there iv even been caught by deer when hunting cutting a nice looking twist :lol: somethin bout the popin and crackin of wood gets their attention
     
  11. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    They look great Charles Thanks for sharing
     
  12. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Charles, great looking sticks. Thanks for sharing.

    I saw an older gentleman in a restaurant a few months ago, he had a cane with a handsaw handle. I didn't get a chance to talk to him about it. It was cool.
     
  13. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Chuck I gotta say those are awsome sticks you ought to consider selling some
     
  14. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Good looking walking sticks Charles Thanks for shareing
     
  15. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Very cool, Charles! A great pastime and something to pass on to the family... both skill-wise and as a keepsake. Thanks for showing them to us.
     
  16. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Charles, those are some beautiful walking sticks you have made. It is a lot of fun to turn something of nature into something so useful and beautiful. You should look into selling some of them, there is a good market for them.

    Jack, I appreciate you buddy, but Tinboat was truly the walking stick genius. He gave me several twisted sticks at the National Gathering and I will treasure them for life. I am in the process now of making Judy one from one of the blanks he gave me.
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice walking stick, Charles.