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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Early morning picture from the front of our house.  

Flying Drone Used To Search For Walking Sticks

Thought I would post a picture I created using the the Phantom 2 drone flying over eastern Kentucky searching for potential locations to search for walking sticks.  Kentucky Walking Sticks

Using A Drone To Search For 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 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?

Kentucky Walking Sticks

Bugs! Bugs! Can be a problem for sticks stored in the barn loft.  The worms eat on the sticks while in storage, however once the walking stick is finished ans sealed with polyurethane, most of the worms die, but I have been having a slight problem with a  few tough guys.   Any suggestions?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Donald Trump looks good with a Vine Curled Kentucky Walking Stick!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Just never know what kinda critter will creep up behind you when you are blasting the bark off walking sticks using the pressure washer. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Worm Wood Walking Sticks

The vine curled walking sticks are harvested in the cold months of winter.

The sticks are placed in the barn loft for 2 or more years and allowed to dry.  All harvest sticks have wood worms under the bark when harvested.  After years in storage the worms have left hundreds of worm tunneling in the wood between the bark and the hard wood.

Once the bark is removed, I create a beautiful and truly unique walking stick.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Another load of Vine Curled Sticks ready for storage in the barn loft for the next 12 months, after which I came create really great looking walking sticks. Kentucky Walking Sticks

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Weather Was Nice Past Few Days

The really nice weather (65 deg) made for some great stick hunting.  Ground was muddy, but warm temperature more than made up for the muck.

The place where I have searching for sticks has standing water now about 3" deep.

I have managed to harvest about 800 sticks thus far.

The picture below was taken about a week ago.