Stacked Wood Walking Stick.

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  1. Loogaroo

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    Made this in my wood shop to use up a bit of my bucket of scraps. I think it came out pretty nice. I gave it to my friend who told me he needed a walking stick and was going to buy a polished branch from a catalog. Couldn't let that slide.

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    Woods are from top to bottom- Walnut, olive, paduak,maple,paduak,walnut,bloodwood,indian rosewood,apple and oak. there is an oak dowel running through the length of stacked wood. Let me know what you think.
     
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    WoW What a great walking stick. Great work
     
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    I think it is damn gorgeous.
     
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    That's a keeper, nice job.
     
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    That came out very nice
     
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    awesome!
     
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    That finished up nicely!
     
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    Yeah what they said. Very nice and full of character.
     
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    Wow...very nice work......!
     
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    Is there any finish on it? nice job
     
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    amazing, i love it
     
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    Very nice work. I find I often make better stuff out of my scrap bin than whatever I made with the initial pieces :)
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Walking stick of many woods. I like it.

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    It just has a Miniwax paste and mineral oil finish. I didn't want it to be glassy and slick to grip. It will just need a mineral oil wipe every now and then.
     
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    Really nice great work!
     
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    That is awesome!
     
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    Your a good friend. Nice work
     
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    Very good work!
     
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    um... Yeah, I want one! That's awesome! You need a Hobbyist acct so you can offer one now and then because that's just plain cool.
     
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    Greta Job ! Nice
     
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    Great job, nice of you to do it for your friend. Every time he uses it he will think of you and remember how lucky he is. :35:
     
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    Thank you. I wouldn't know how much to ask for honestly.
     
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    I pay attention to craft shows and stuff and a lot of makers are afraid to ask what their skills are really worth. That sets them into a price category its hard to get out of later. My advice is to figure out what your time invested is X what you make an hour at work on over time and double it. If the material is free. If you buy material add it to your labor as well. That's probably only a starting point. Just my 2 pennys worth.
     
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    That's great!
     
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    Fantastic! Love it...
     
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    That thing is sweet! I'd like to see how you got it all lined up. Did you epoxy it to the oak dowel? I'm like the poster who said you ought to sell them. I'd be safe in saying some would $75-85 or more if you had the materials on hand. I've seen custom sticks go for a bunch online.
     
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    I'll echo what others have said, great job!
     
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    what a gift ...
     
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    VERY nice !
     
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    Did you turn the whole stick after it was glued up?
    Very beautiful work.
     
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    My high school art teacher always stated that "art is a celebration of the ordinary". Taking scraps and turning them into something some beautiful is pure art.

    Everyone needs a friend like you.
     
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    I hear ya on this issue. Beautiful work!
     
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    Terrific!
     
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    That is one beautiful walking stick!
     
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    Wish I had. I actually turned each "bead" then dowel them together. The hardest part was getting a seamless fit. To do this I would dry fit two parts with a dowel with sandpaper between them. Then hand twisted them against each other. Then I glued them together and turned them all as one piece. Next one will get glued then turned. A disk sander would be a huge help squaring the pieces up. Think that is my next purchase or build.
     
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    That looks great Mick!! Nice work.
     
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    Very nice work and all of my questions have been answered.
     
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    Wouldn't be easier to glue them all onto a piece of all thread? Then turn it? That way you know it will be very strong and will not have to worry if the glue will fail.

    Just thinking out loud here. I really like it though.
     
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    That is exactly how I have the next one already glued up. It was the plan with this one, but I got paranoid about the seams and had to keep popping it on the lathe to turn and square each end. The wood for the most part was not square or even so it was easiest to do that on the lathe without a disk sander. Each piece was drilled through 1/2" and then turned to even and square the ends. Then doweled and sanded ect. I pretty much did it the slowest hardest way, but I learned a lot. (also for this one in particular all thread was a bit heavier than I wanted.)
    All good tips though, when the next one is done I'll show it off.
     
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    As long as you use 1/4x20 it should not be too bad. I like to screw a piece into the bottom for a spike also.
     
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    Using my lathe as a clamp.
     

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    That was a fine use of scraps. Very nice work!
     
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    Ive always considered doing something like this but stacking it around a piece of all thread to give it a little wallop. Always been a fan of heavier one that could be used as clubs if need. Kinda picked it up from my papaw who would always carry a heavy walking stick when he would take me ginseng hunting with him when I was really small. Always said if it would hold your weight and protect you it was good in his book.
     
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    Nice work I have some I am working on made from diamond will I harvest around here
     
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    Very well done man! Love the looks of it! Care to explain how you did that staking ?

    Édit: never mind, I've seen on page 2. Great job! I would have glued all the piece together then giving them their shapes. I used a flat surface to make sure everything if "flat" before gluing.

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    Wow! Great work.
     
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    I learned a lot doing it. The only reason I didn't glue all of them and then drill was the problem with drilling end grain for any length and keeping the drill straight. I've pretty much got it worked out to a much easier and efficient method now.
     

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