Stickmaking HandbookPaperback - 2016
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.