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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,

Nash.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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