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Hi everyone,

I have just gotten into making walking sticks and have a lot to learn, but I have fallen in love with working with wood. I have added it to my already huge list of hobbies. Air cooled VW, Photography,Engraving,and now this. I find it to be very relaxing. I live in Fircrest WA about an hour south of Seattle WA.
 

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Hiya, and welcome!

Just visited the Pacific NoWest a few weeks ago, Portland for a few days. I have to admit some envy of your location. Really wish I had had the time to get into those tall conifer forests.

I suppose your engraving hobby will aid you w. stick making. Hope to see some of your work soon.
 

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Welcome aboard! The inexperienced stickmakers like me, and I think the experienced ones as well learn from our collective experiences.
 

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Welcome from an Oregonian living in Washington. Vancouver to be exact. Good to see someone from my neck of the woods on here.
 

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I hope to hit a rain-free day or two during the first week of October when my wife and I will kick back in Seattle. Not the best time of year, but I'm usually lucky. Last time in Seattle, down at Pike Place Market, we got a kick out of seeing a couple of guys puffing joints just a stone's throw from the city's finest. Talk about a laid back environment.

Looking forward to some beautiful scenery, good wine, and a couple of relaxing days.
 

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You might see that happen more often now since it is legal here. I think the Pacific NW is one of the best places to be in the fall. The only place I've been that compares is southern Germany.
 

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Welcome. Would love to see some engraving combined with sticks. I'm quite interested in the old tradition of metal tags added to your alpenstock or walking stick to indicate the places you've been. I think there's definitely some potential there for cool decorations.

Glad to have you.

I also have to ask all newcomers, what kind of wood do you have locally for sticks?
 

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. The stick I am working on right now is for my wife, it has a cap up by the Handel I have I have been beating out of copper. As far as the wood I am using is a willow that blew down two winters ago. I will try to get a pic up soon
 
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