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I stumbled across your site here looking for some ideas & inspiration with a walking stick I'm working on. Looks like I found the right place.

I made a walking stick a while ago when I started having lower back trouble, so I'd wanted it for walking the dog. At first it was just a stick. But later I wrapped on some paracord for a handgrip. Took that off and stained it to show off the wood grain and added another handgrip. Later added spar varnish and a rubber cane boot. I seem to be adding little personal touches now & then. I've been looking at Boy Scouts Hiking sticks, survival type staffs, wizard staffs, rain sticks, Native American stuff, talking sticks, didgeridoo's, and on and on. Maybe find a little inspiration from each. I enjoyed the process working on my first one, and have had many comments on it. Looking forward to doing more.

It's an impressive amount of experience and skill you have here. I clearly have much to learn!
 

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Hello from "sunny Michiana!" Almost as bright as "sunny Alberta."

Walking sticks do tend to be personal, particularly if made for oneself. And that engages the imagination and memory. And so, often enough, its time to make another. And another. And so on...
 

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Thanks

I have a few sticks dry and ready to work with. They need some sanding before anything else. I just moved so need to do some unpacking to find all my tools. Theres much to be done.
 

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Welcome aboard. I can relate to moving and trying to locate tools from boxes...awful. Sometimes it was just easier to buy another tool.
Btw, whereabouts are you located within Wild Rose Country?
 

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Absolutely beautiful country up there. Just came back from that area here last month. Devon, to be exact. Haven't been up there for years but I was really impressed with the wide open country and rolling fields of what I think was canola? Anyhow looks a bit different now covered in white.

Cheers,
Sean
 
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