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Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy

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Step-by-step directions, helpful sidebars, and detailed patterns provide the necessary instructions for woodworkers to create more than 15 different and unique canes and walking sticks. Educating crafters on the best types of wood to use, what materials are needed, and basic techniques and hardware, this sourcebook presents projects for beginners, such as a bark on pine walking stick, as well as sophisticated works, including a turned two-piece cane with a brass handle, for more seasoned woodworkers. In addition to a discussion of the woodworking techniques of sanding, shaping, and turning wood in order to create polished, elegant canes and staffs, readers will find an impressive photo gallery featuring works from the private collection of Albert LeCoff, executive director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.

Synopsis:

Take your woodworking for a walk! Woodworkers, carvers, and turners of all skill levels will discover 15 fun walking stick projects that range from a basic pine staff to a sophisticated brass-adorned turned cane. Complete with step-by-step instructions, detailed patterns, and in-depth coverage of shaping, turning, and finishing techniques, this book also includes a valuable guide to woods and an impressive gallery of works from the private collection of Albert LeCoff, executive director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Charles Self is the director of the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers. His articles have been featured in numerous publications, including Popular Woodworking, Remodeling News and Woodworker's Journal. He is the author of Cabinets and Countertops, The Insider's Guide to Buying Tools, and Making Fancy Birdhouse Feeders. He lives in Bedford, Virginia.

Table of Contents

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Foreword

About the Author

Fantastic Canes and Walking Sticks

   Getting Started

   Canes from Tree Branches

   Canes from Root Sections

   Canes from Blocks of Wood

   Carved Handles for Canes

   Walking Sticks as Weapons

A Gallery of Fantastic Canes and Walking Sticks

Fantastic Pipes

   Getting Started

   Shaping the Bowl

   Attaching the Stem

A Gallery of Fantastic Pipes

Sketches

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565233201
Author:
Self, Charles
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Author:
Ameredes, Harry
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Woodwork - General
Subject:
Wood-carving
Subject:
Staffs (sticks, canes, etc.)
Subject:
Wood-carving -- Technique.
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
141
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Take your woodworking for a walk! Woodworkers, carvers, and turners of all skill levels will discover 15 fun walking stick projects that range from a basic pine staff to a sophisticated brass-adorned turned cane. Complete with step-by-step instructions, detailed patterns, and in-depth coverage of shaping, turning, and finishing techniques, this book also includes a valuable guide to woods and an impressive gallery of works from the private collection of Albert LeCoff, executive director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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