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So I just got done canding this one down to this point....Not many knots or anything too special with natural looks to the fine grain...I`m no artist,and can`t carve....So I`m trying to decide what to do with it,stain,torch some patterns in it,or buy some trinkets to put on/in it....
 

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So I just got done canding this one down to this point....Not many knots or anything too special with natural looks to the fine grain...I`m no artist,and can`t carve....So I`m trying to decide what to do with it,stain,torch some patterns in it,or buy some trinkets to put on/in it....
Where do you pick up all your wonderfully crooked sticks? Especially in Florida?
Some guys do inlay work on their sticks -- this is also something that I intend to give a try.
 

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So I just got done canding this one down to this point....Not many knots or anything too special with natural looks to the fine grain...I`m no artist,and can`t carve....So I`m trying to decide what to do with it,stain,torch some patterns in it,or buy some trinkets to put on/in it....
Where do you pick up all your wonderfully crooked sticks? Especially in Florida?
Some guys do inlay work on their sticks -- this is also something that I intend to give a try.
Thanks brother...I just stumble around out in this one spot with my saw,and loppers in my hand until I find something unique...

What do they inlay with? Stones,metal,ect.????
 

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.[/quote] What do they inlay with? Stones,metal,ect.????[/quote]

Yes -- stone, metal, wire, sand, wood -- you can just about inlay anything!
 

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What do they inlay with? Stones,metal,ect.????[/quote]

Yes -- stone, metal, wire, sand, wood -- you can just about inlay anything!

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Thanks man...I`ll have to see what I can think of....Hmmmmmmm...
 

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What do they inlay with? Stones,metal,ect.????[/quote]

Yes -- stone, metal, wire, sand, wood -- you can just about inlay anything!

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I was thinking maybe some Copper wire wrapping on different places on the stick...But as always,I get stuck on the finish of the wrap and how to make it stay....
 

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CA glue is what??? Would you groove for the wrap so it lays level, just wrap over the wood/stick???

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CA glue is basically super glue -- they sell it In larger quantities in woodworking stores. Cut a groove to accept the wire, and glue it in; the goal is to have the wire flush with the wood -- the two becoming one. There is some talk on WSF about it, but there is a lot on-line also.
Keep us updated on your progress!
 

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CA glue is basically super glue -- they sell it In larger quantities in woodworking stores. Cut a groove to accept the wire, and glue it in; the goal is to have the wire flush with the wood -- the two becoming one. There is some talk on WSF about it, but there is a lot on-line also.
Keep us updated on your progress!
Aaaah cool...I bought some copper and steal wire,gonna try them both together and see if I can get it to lay right....

Thanks...
 

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Cool stick and ideas being thrown around. Have to see the finished product when you get done.

I just harvested a Birch stick last week, very similar in shape to yours. I'm leaving the bark on mine

though and when dry going to add some cherry danish oil to it and round the top off, then throw some

spar on it.
 
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Cool stick and ideas being thrown around. Have to see the finished product when you get done.

I just harvested a Birch stick last week, very similar in shape to yours. I'm leaving the bark on mine

though and when dry going to add some cherry danish oil to it and round the top off, then throw some

spar on it.
The only way I can think of to get a spiral groove all the way around the stick is to use the edge of a file...Or just carve out a 1/2" band so that all the wire lays in that band, instead of grooving it...

I`m also contemplateing a checker board design cut into the handle too...Damn you really have to use your mellon to figure out how to lay these ideas out,but thats the fun of it....I have it at the point where it`s sanded to my liking and at the point to DO SOMETHING to it....

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When you set it up like the last pic it really does have a nice bend there at the handle. I'm going to check mine with a piece of string

and weight and see how close the handle and tip are.
 
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When you set it up like the last pic it really does have a nice bend there at the handle. I'm going to check mine with a piece of string

and weight and see how close the handle and tip are.
Yep,that would be a good way to check it for alignment up an down....

I just wrapped some masking tape around the stick and took a hack saw blade and scored a line around following the tale to get a groove...

Stopping now to watch the news about explosions at the Boston Marathon....People reported blown apart....God Save those people....
 

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Well I triedthe wire thing but I just didn`t like the look...The wire is thin and just didn`t make enough of a visilbe difference to me....

Going to Lowes to see what else I can find....
 

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Did this for the handle to give some kind of texture for the handle/grip part....Round file and file edge for the X`s...
 

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It's looking good. I'd almost think leaving it plain and a dark stain might really finish it off nice, but that's just me.
 
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I have really enjoyed this thread. Can't wait to see the final result!
 
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