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I don't make a lot of hiking sticks, Every now and then I decide to anyway when I find the right stick.

This one is a sucker of Oregon White Ash that I picked last winter. I'm starting to like working with the stuff when I find it. This one is pretty light. The mature wood seems a lot harder and denser.

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I'm playing around with ways to attach a lanyard. This one is a leather loop secured by driving a wooden dowel into the hole with the leather to wedge it in. The beads are made from the off cuts of one of my shanks.

Thanks for looking,

Rodney
 

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I usually thru drill too but I was trying for a cleaner look this time. The verdict is still out for me on what I prefer.

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I don't make a lot of hiking sticks, Every now and then I decide to anyway when I find the right stick.

This one is a sucker of Oregon White Ash that I picked last winter. I'm starting to like working with the stuff when I find it. This one is pretty light. The mature wood seems a lot harder and denser.

Canes%20for%20sale%20005_zpsnz7wntaz.jpg

Canes%20for%20sale%20006_zpshevm5add.jpg

Canes%20for%20sale%20008_zpsu7he0yzv.jpg

I'm playing around with ways to attach a lanyard. This one is a leather loop secured by driving a wooden dowel into the hole with the leather to wedge it in. The beads are made from the off cuts of one of my shanks.

Thanks for looking,

Rodney
I always use A Prussic knot, which is not fixed but can be held tight with a toggle, this allows the lanhard to be moved on the shank s iif a large enough loop is made (can be shortened using a second toggle ) it allows the pole to be carried over the shoulder if two hands required to be used..
 

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That is going to be a good hiking staff. I like thlook of the lanyard. Keep us know how it holds over time.
 

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Asu is a good strong wood to use .oftern used here

I am not keen on the texture or colour of the bark tends to be greyish green well the varity i have used is..i have the preferance for hazel and blackthorn but thats just personal taste and dosnt detrct from the stick

its a nice one and its not easy to find a nice natural knob
 

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Nice looking stick, Rodney. Ash is probably tied with maple as far as my favorite wood to work with is concerned. They have some really cool root balls with the hard clay soil around here.
 
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