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Hello everybody.

Just a quick post to introduce myself. I'm 35, from Eryri (Snowdonia) North Wales & very enthusiastic about my hunting, fishing & mountaineering. Three hobbies that require a stick of some sort to make life a little bit easier.

I have only made three (what I would consider) 'decent' sticks. One was a gift to a friend's son and the other two I've kept for myself. Once I've figured out this forum I'l post some pictures.

I currently have about a dozen shanks drying out in the shed. Mix of blackthorn, oak, holly & hazel. Looking forward to working them as well as picking your brains thoughout the process.

Thanks for having me.

Shanken
 

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Welcome to the forum Shanken' Randy from Alabama lots of stick makers here with lots of knowledge on making stick and canes.
 

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A few people have a seperate sticks just for beating as they don't like using there good sticks as they often get damaged
 

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Welcome to the forums. Look forward to seeing your sticks.
 

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Hello Shanken. Welcome to the forum.
 

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Hello Shanken from Wales. Far as I know, the 1st on the forum from Wales. I'll be interested in seeing your sticks. Lots of oak where I live, but blackthorn, hazel and holly are only found as introductions.

And agreed, nice stick shown in your avatar.
 

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have you found a good supply of rams horn there? Hillside sheep farms are a good source .

I get most of my glass eyes from wales reliable source and a good quality;

You must have a local stickmaking club there if you shop around on the net
 

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have you found a good supply of rams horn there? Hillside sheep farms are a good source .
I get most of my glass eyes from wales reliable source and a good quality;
You must have a local stickmaking club there if you shop around on the net
Hi

Rams horn pretty easy to get hold of over here. In fact I'm sure I have a few pieces in the shed somwhere. Wouldn't know how to work with it though. I really am just starting off.

The whole stick making interest has come from shooting really. All my fellow shooters make their own sticks & we regularly discuss stick making in between drives.
 

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You must have a good supply they getting expensive now. I would be willing to get set up for working horn if i could get a good reliable supply at a reasonable price

it would be worth getting all the kit you need even tho room is tight
 
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