Walking Stick Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
969 Posts
I think bark on or off is a stylistic issue. It seems more of the English sticks shown on the forum have bark on, but they tend to be woods that are uncommon here in the States, and the bark itself is quite attractive. Most of the hand made sticks I see around me are almost all bark off, stained, varnished, sometimes painted or w. wood burned designs.

In general, any wood that grows quickly in watery soils tend to be fairly soft, w. long fibrous grain. There are lots of variables. If I like working a particular type of wood, such as sycamore, before I start I jab the stick into the ground, as if I was falling forward. If the stick flexes more than a little, I tend to set it aside.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top