Traditional Stickmaking


By Charlie Walker
ISBN: 9781785001109
PUBLISHED: 28/01/2016
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 121 colour photographs

Stickmaking is an age-old craft that is just as absorbing and rewarding today as ever. This beautifully illustrated book describes some of the customs and practices used in traditional stickmaking. It encourages beginners to get started with a simple staff or thumb stick, but also explains advanced techniques, such as making sheep and cow horn handles, for the more experienced. Written with careful attention to detail by a prize-winning stickmaker, it is an essential guide to this fascinating craft.


  • Ideas and inspiration on types and styles of stick
  • Guide to timber, storing and straightening shanks, and jointing shanks onto handles
  • Step-by-step instructions to making a variety of sticks and handles including, wood, antler, buffalo and sheep horn
  • Detailed techniques on bulking and dressing sheep horn to make a classic shepherd's crook
  • Advice on decorating wood and buffalo horn handles


RRP: £9.99
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