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CV3 described very accuratly, its a different style of grip ,some say it gives better propulsion .Its oftern made from buffalo horn, rams horn , and wood natural fork in a branch looks good,

People who use them say its the most comfortable hiking pole to use ,they can be as fancy and decorative as you want ,but its important to get the hieght of it right to suit you. It should be about the hieght of you arm when held at a right angle mayby a fraction higher.

They very popular here ,mostly used by the upper class when walking such as prince charles .

but also used in place of market sticks.

What is the thumb sticks use.Is it just a different grip or does the style have a purpose?I'm still learning,Thanks for your time.
 

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post a pic when complete always interested to see others work.

I have a drawing done with a y shape thumbsticks and was hoping to carve a minature pair of mallards heads on each y for decoration .just like making life difficult for my self

A nice way of decorating the y shape is to use gothic style boarder patterns it works well and adds interest to the thumb piece
 

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I also use a drill press attached to a sanding drum its a handy piece of kit .its better than attaching it to the drill and trying to fix the topper into a vice as i find the drill very clumsy to use .The rotary flexicable is also good to use for those small places

hope you get some good results with the scroll saw its a handy bit of kit for a lot of jobs
 

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Rasps are very underated ,i also use them for shaping and the micro plane is a handy tool .Recently got a set of shaped mini rasps very handy for those small dificult to reach places
 
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