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I've never had a go at making a thumbstick but have seen some wonderful one's done of late and it's inspired me to put

a couple together.

Chestnut shank and top on one, and the other a Chestnut shank with a Broadleaf Canadian Maple topper. They need to

be cut to size.

The cane/walking stick is Paper Bark Maple, very heavy and a dark heartwood and figuring on the underside. Thanks for looking.

Sean
 

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Thanks for the comments guys.
The paper bark maple does grow wild around these parts here in BC. But if there ever was a wood that checks this is it! I have virtually limited to no problems with most other woods harvested other than this species of maple. As soon as I collect it I paraffin the ends and store for at least a year before working on it. It's a very heavy wood, green and dried.

The Chestnut shanks grow so straight and don't really sprout any off shutes so I agree great looking wood lightly sanded with 220 grit, bark on, and oiled.
 

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You've just reminded me to put my makers mark on them. I'd forgotten.
 

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Yes, that's true. I'm not really into carving but like to hunt around for odd shapes and such and just generally use

what has been provided naturally.
 
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Hi Mark,
This I how I grasp my thumbstick with this style topper. Lower down shaft sometimes as well is comfortable also. Sean
 

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