Hand Carving Walking Sticks – or – Hand Carving Your Own Walking Stick
Hand Carving Walking Sticks. Learn to carve beautiful wildlife theme walking sticks with this easy-to-follow book. The book includes information on harvesting wood in addition to advice on finishing. Suggestions are also offered on paints, stains, varnishes, acrylics, and woodburning.
David Stehly walks the reader through the entire process of making artisan-quality sticks. Furthermore, these sticks, staffs and canes are as functional as they are beautiful. Step-by-step projects and ready-to-use patterns make it easy to get started in this hobby. An color photo gallery presents many of the author’s spectacular projects. Sticks adorned with lifelike lizards, magnificent bighorn sheep, leaping trout, and many more. Finally, special focus is on carving realistic snakes that wrap around the sticks, from a single piece of wood.
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Each of the three types of walking sticks is generously represented among the 86 patterns in this book. Their designs include everything from fish to dragons and birds to beavers. The 86 patterns presented are for the handles only - not the actual cane or stick. This is a valuable reference book for all carvers. 64pp
Create beautiful, natural looking wildfowl cane handles with power tools. Included in this book are 145 clear photographs illustrating each step. Instructions are provided for procuring, sizing, and fastening shafts to the finished handles. 64pp
Carve magnificent animal handled canes and walking sticks with power tools. Over 180 color photos and concise informative text take the reader through all the tools, techniques and individual steps. Patterns are provided for 15 cane handle projects: African Elephant, Grizzly Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Chimpanzee, Draft Horse, Golden Retriever, Ground Hog, King Cobra, Lion, two rabbits, Squirrel, Tiger and a Walrus. 148pp