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For the Hobbyist and more serious builder...
Whether you are looking for a ready-made walking aid, need a custom made stick,
are seeking to build just one stick for yourself, or you are a professional stickmaker looking for
quality made stick making components, I believe I have something to offer you:
- Handles - Ready Made:
Turned or fashioned - these handles all come pre-made, ready for installation - part-finished - suitable for finishing
with varnish, oil or Danish Oil. Includes turned, crooks, pistol grip, derby, capped antler, etc.
- Handle Pre-forms for DIY:
For those who want to shape the handle themselves. All the hard work is done for you
- the basic shape has been formed, and in some cases (check the listings) the handle has even
been pre-bored for rodding. Ready for shaping and building into a beautiful custom stick. Shapes include crooks,
cleeks, pistol grip, derby, etc as well as uncapped antler.
- Handle Carving Blanks:
Well-seasoned lime, cut into handle sized carving blocks. Save on postage - fill a box.
Various carving patterns are also available.
- Collars / Joint Covers:
For those who like to hide, decorate, or simply strengthen the joint between the handle and the shank.
These are all unique - made by me out of wood, antler, or buffalo horn or ramshorn and are offered in
a variety of formats and styles - straight or reducing, decorated or plain and with various bore sizes.
Including the JbT Signature Walking Stick Collar (shown right).
It is unlikely you will find just plain 'stick' shanks on this site, although you never know... These are
individually turned - by me - in my workshop. Some are local hardwoods, some are exotics,
all come part-finished, pre-bored and ready for assembly and finishing to make beautiful and unique
additions to your wardrobe.
- Stick Making Components:
For part-turned thumbstick caps, rodding sections (threaded steel), spacers and wood for splining sections Also
turned exotic buttons and dowels for hiding screws/reinforcement dowelling.
- Stick Making Kits:
Easy-to-assemble kits which contain all the necessary parts to make up the walking stick.
They do not include glue, tools or finishing products. And you also supply the effort...
As it says - these come ready to walk. Usually finished with linseed oil.
- Custom Made Sticks:
I do make custom sticks to order. They take up a lot of time, and are as a result unashamedly expensive.
If you are interested in this service please feel free to contact me. Use the contact button at the bottom of the page.
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900): "There is nothing in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and he who considers price only is that man's lawful prey."
- I don't do big discounts for multiple purchases or cheap bulk orders.
- You have to buy a lot from me regularly to get any discount at all.
- I do small production orders, but you will pay a fair, professional rate for my work.
- Larger production orders: While I will advise you on what you should buy for the job, all production work buyers
must provide their own timber.