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What new year projects does every one have in mind?

The holiday season is upon us so i guess most stickmaking will come to a standstill for the time being.

You do however need supplies in ready ,but what for?

I have in mind a hiking pole that will hold a little of the scotish necter, you can get miniture bottles of the stuff inside a topper. along with a drinking vessel of some kind.

It does have some problems designing it but nothing that cant be worked out.I belive Lewey did ask the question once but dont think he got any replies.

so what will be you goal?
 

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Well I'd like to make a wading staff with a lead sinker end to it. I'd also like to make some more thumbsticks just having finished first one and I really quite like them.
Another project I'll be looking to get into making is a website and put some stick related stuff on there.

Good thread, anyone else?
 

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One of the things I would like to do is to gear up to do more canes for veterans. We do not have a local program. Maybe get a group together.
 

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It's a cute bird!
 

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You dont do a bad bird mark , carving on a small scale is never easy

One thing i would suggest is mount the bird at a 45 degree angle to the shank.most birds perch at that angle.and slightly lower if you wish to give the impresion its about to fly off
 

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take it you want one for fly fishing ,what about a fishermans priest ?.

You can get shrink wrap plastic sleeves for wading staffs it supposed to protect the shank from stones etc in the water

Well I'd like to make a wading staff with a lead sinker end to it. I'd also like to make some more thumbsticks just having finished first one and I really quite like them.
Another project I'll be looking to get into making is a website and put some stick related stuff on there.

Good thread, anyone else?
 

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I have another thumbstick underway. Should be finished by Chrissy. This time with a Slatey Gum topper. Will go with a buffalo spacer. The shank is a lovely piece of She Oak. Didn't have to straighten it and just marine varnished straight over the bark. Stickie's paradise!

Love the eagle BTW.
 

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Look forward to seeing it when you are done ****.
 

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Just an udate on new year projects:

At work on the drill press with barrel sander

Drill Wood Pneumatic tool Automotive tire Drilling

A rough idea of what it will look like. No spacer yet!

Wood Hardwood Gas Engineering Flooring

My office on a hot afternoon! You can't see the shady tree...

Plant Flowerpot Table Grass Outdoor table

More leaf experimentation (paperbark leaves) and piece of walnut with a slatey gum spacer ready for

shaping.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Gas Lumber
 

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**** can you give us a little more detail on the stick in the center pic? Are the leaves real or painted on? If real how did you apply them?
 

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Nice presentation **** . Good looking stick.
 

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We have a reserve outside our back door and the leaves come from a paper bark tree (not sure of the species) which have these delicate leaves. See pics

I put down a coat of marine varnish and waited for it go sticky. Applied the leaves and then used the point of a skewer to keep touching down the parts

the leaf that wouldn't behave until they did!

There must be a better way. Someone mentioned spray adhesive.

The tree. That's our Jack RussellPatch.

Plant Sky Plant community Cloud Tree

Plant Branch Terrestrial plant Evergreen Twig

Why it's called a paper bark. They are native. There are loads of species.

Brown Wood Plant Trunk Terrestrial plant

A close up for you.

Plant Terrestrial plant Twig Arthropod Wood
 

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I do have a few projects to finish and a few in the pipe line but not yet fit enough to get things done but iching to get back into the workshop

these include.and the fox and geese game They all start out as good intentions but other activities put them back not all be be started but keen to do some fishermens sticks when i think i can mount them well.

Bird Beak Wood Feather Wing Gesture Art Handwriting Font Pattern Gesture Organism Style Art Font Bird Plant Vertebrate Beak Organism Vertebrate Mammal Organism Font Art Bird Vertebrate White Blue Azure
 

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2015 stick Starter kit. Maple, Sassafras, Hickory, Cedar, Oak, Aspen and Diamond Willow!
 

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Friie000 any one cand draw if they put there mind to it. I cant start any stickmaking till i go through the process just the way i work.

I like the idea of the leafs its a little different and adds to the looks

Was this a early christmas pressy Randy or something you had your eye on. whatever looking forward to seeing the results

I will have to try and get some DW but dont fancy ny chances here
 
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