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  • #22372
    John Moore
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    I cut a piece of hickory to a tall taper, then shaped the handle. I went ahead and added a nice twist. I wanted a leather strap, so I got that accomplish as well.

    Overall it is 56 inches tall and 7/8th of an inch thick.

    I finished it with shellac with 2 coats of poly on top of that.

    All and all, I am very happy with it.

    My daughter wanted a leather strap added to hers as well.

    Now they stay by the front door, ready to be used when we head out walk for a walk.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #22377
    Ken
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    Very Nice John, good job

    #22394
    Steve Follis
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    Nice job John. Did you find the Hickory difficult to work with?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #22396
    str8tedge
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    Handsome work there John. Hickory when really dry is tough stuff and heavy. I like to work it down when very green and finish it when thoroughly cured.

    You’ll be walking softly now with that big hickory stick.

    Joe B.

    #22398
    John Moore
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    Thanks guys.

    Steve, I did not think it was hard to work with. The 60″ rip cut by hand did go slower than pine(lol), but I have a great rip saw, so it was not that bad.

    The planes, spokeshave, and card scraper cut like butter.

    I am going to be working on making a long board with my teenage daughter this weekend. I have bought hickory and mahogany for that project. So I can comment more in the up coming weeks.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #22401
    Greg Merritt
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    Very nice John! Well done.

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    #22464
    David Gill
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    Great job John The leather straps are a nice touch

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #22483
    DeniseG
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    I like the twisted walking/hiking variety. When I make one, it will be a long hiking stick.

    John the leather strap will stay tied longer if you use a square of figure 8 knot. I love know tying. Here’s a great reference for knots.

    Home

    i'd prefer to make it myself

    #22500
    John Moore
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    Thanks everybody.

    Denise, thanks for the reference, I will keep that in mind.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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