Stickmaking: The Complete Guide


Stickmaking: The Complete Guide Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Ltd Pages: 128 Illustrations and other contents: 349 colour photographs Language: English ISBN: 9781785004131 Categories: ,

Sticks are essentially practical aides but are also works of art that often become integral to the owner. They have to be strong and reliable, but are beautiful too. This essential book covers all these qualities – it explains the traditional principles and methods of stickmaking, but also celebrates the designs and ideas behind these creations. Written by an award-winning stickmaker, it provides a full account of this age-old craft. Topics covered include materials, equipment and tools required to make a variety of sticks from timber, antler and horn; stick types and shapes; preparing timber to make handles and shanks; straightening shanks; making joints and exhibiting and competing. This new book will be an inspiration for all stickmakers, both new and old.

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Author Biography

Charlie Walker is an experienced stickmaker based in Dorset. He has won numerous awards, including best-in-show prizes, for his sticks. He regularly judges stickmaking shows, as well as giving demonstrations to clubs. He has also written Traditional Stickmaking for Crowood.