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Hello all,

Glad to be a part of your forum.

I first discovered a passion for stickmaking 20 odd years ago when I was working as a ranger for the Wildlife Trust here in the UK. I used to travel around the shows and festivals making and selling them. One thing led to another and I found that, with bills to pay, I couldn't devote the time needed to the sticks so they sort of fell by the wayside.

But, business is taking care of itself now and I really miss the sticks! So, I'm taking it back up again and hope to get lots of inspiration from you good people.

All the best,

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Hi Nash and welcome to the forum. I look forward to seeing your work. Great group of stick makers on the forum from around the world.
Thanks for the warm welcome, CV.

From looking through the gallery, there's certainly some talented folk here. I'm afraid it'll take me a while to show you some of my own work, I need to get out to the woods to collect some sticks and get them seasoned first! It's been several years since I made one and my stock of seasoned blanks has ended up on the woodburner in that time.

I've got a long process ahead of me.
Check with cobalt. He may know of a seasoned stick suppliers you can use until you can get your own supply built. I am not sure what is a good price for you but I look at the site often. ( AllGoodIdeas.co.uk )
Greetings and welcome to the site from NW Indiana.
Thanks very much, CV, I'll check the link out.

Good to meet you, MJC.
welcome to the site.

There are quite a few stick suppliers on line ,but the one i recomend is on ebay called the woodsman.The quality of the shanks are good unifro, and 2 year seasoned .I used him a few times in the past,

He is a forester and harvest his own sticks usually hazel

But you should have a few good contacts working for the wild life trust

There is quite a lot of diffrent styles of stickmakers here ,which is good for everyone .but good hunting for sticks
Cheers for the info, Cobalt.

To be honest, being out in the woods looking for the sticks is my favourite part of the process. I'm patient, I can wait!

In the meantime, I'm sure I'll be able to find some solid enough dead-standing wood to play around with.
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to sticking.
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