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Make Your Own Walking Sticks

How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy

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Features step-by-step projects for a variety of sticks, staffs and canes. Includes a history of walking sticks, reasons to make your own, full-color gallery, and information on how to market your work. Carvers, turners and woodworkers of all skill levels will discover 15 fun projects and patterns for crafting canes. Includes 25 original carving patterns from renowned artist Lora S. Irish.
TAKE YOUR WOODWORKING FOR A WALK! From rustic walking sticks to fancy canes, woodworker and author Charlie Self "cane" show you how to craft more than a dozen different staffs in Make Your Own Walking Sticks. Whether you are looking for something simple and practical or looking to make a statement, you will find everything you need to know inside this fun and easy-to-follow book. The first part covers what woods to use, the tools and hardware you'll need, and the basic construction and finishing techniques necessary to complete your project. The second part is devoted to 15 projects ranging from a simple pine branch cane for the beginner to a brass-handled and stylishly turned two-piece cane for the advanced craftsman. To ensure your success, step-by-step directions, helpful sidebars, and full-color photographs are all provided. Also included is a helpful guide to North American woods, 25 original carving patterns from renowned artist Lora S. Irish, and a stunning and inspiring gallery of canes and walking sticks from the private collection of Albert LeCoff, executive director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.
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Weight 1.375000
Series Woodworking-General
Pages 152
Size 8.5" x 11" x .3821"
Author Charles R. Self
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