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Friday, December 4, 2015

New Idea For Walking Sticks

Oak sticks that are harvested a year in advance often have extensive worm working by the time the stick has dried enough to create a walking stick, however using a pressure washer to remove the bark will leave a very nice worm worked walking stick.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Using A Drone To Find Walking Stick "Blanks"

I am expecting delivery of a new tool for stick hunting today.  I purchased quad copter (DJI Phantom 2) from China.  The quad (drone) comes equipped with video camera that transmits video to my smart phone.  I am hoping to be able to look for sticks growing in difficult places to access, without first climbing the hill side to look.  

It's really disheartening to climb the side of a huge steep hill and no sticks.

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Secret Weapon For Finding Curled Walking Sticks

Just watched a show on National Geographic where a man trained his dog to find moose antlers. Well, take a look at Trip the stick hunting dog. People ask, "Randy, how do you find all those curled sticks?" Now you know my secret!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I found finally found a really nice brass cane handle.

I have been searching the internet looking for various styles of brass cane handle to install on the canes I create.

Now I have found another nice looking brass handle.