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Friday, October 31, 2014

Can You Spot The Curled Walking Stick

Do you see the curled stick in the picture?

This is the kind of place where the curled stick grow, lot's of vines and briars.

Cold weather is here in Kentucky.  Time to get out the Gerber saw and look for curled sticks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kentucky Walking Cane With Worm Tunneling

What do you think of this walking stick? I stained the walking stick, painted the worm tunneling green, and coated the walking stick with three layers of Minwax polyurethane.

I just hated to see all the worm's work go to waste.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Color For Kentucky Walking Sticks and Canes

I've added a bit of color to the Kentucky walking sticks and canes.

I decided that a bit of color is just something people may really like.

What do you think?

I would really like your comments.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Harvesting Blank Sticks

Just spent the past four days in eastern Kentucky searching for "blank" sticks and had the good fortune of harvesting nearly 220 sticks, only 780 to go.  For some reason, I have in my mind that I want to cut 1,000 straight sticks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Worm Tunneled Wood

One of my favorite types of wood to select, when searching in the forest for walking stick material is Oak. For some reason here in Kentucky the worms love to tunnel under the bark as the stick cures.
I remove the bark using my pressure washer and the look of the worm tunneling is amazing.
I often stain the wood "Gun-stock" in color.
Do any of you guys select worm tunneled wood?

Kentucky Walking Cane

Kentucky Walking Stick