Curious what techniques people use to fill wide, deep cracks in your walking sticks? Generally I don't fill them, but have a stick with some rather severe cracks.
Same with me and I've just saturated the crevice with tung oil to stabilize the stress of any moisture changes.I rarely fill deep crack in sticks.
For regular wood working I have mixed saw dust with Elmer's wood glue to fill small holes and cracks. Never did it on sticks though. I can certainly understand not wanting any cracks or checking with wood carving, and guess that is also the same thing for burning.These imperfections I filled with Elmer's carpenters glue which dries a light brown.
Yes and yes. I have plenty of decent shanks too. But as yaxley says, there is definitly character...not beauty mind you, but definite character. we call it 'grit'Do you think that a shank thats damaged is worth this , wouldnt it be easyer just to get a decent shank?