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Stickmaking Handbook

  • Publishing: Spring 16
  • Pub month: May
  • ISBN-13: 9781784940980
  • Author: Andrew Jones & Clive George
  • Price: £7.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 120
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

Stickmaking Handbook is a fantastic introduction to the wonderful world of creating a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks; there are 21 projects in total. Suitable timbers are covered in detail as well as alternative materials such as ram’s horn, antler, buffalo and cow’s horn. Techniques and tips on straightening sticks, fitting handles and fixing a ferrule are thoroughly explained. Stickmaking Handbook also discusses seasoning timbers, shaping, carving and shanking handles as well as a wide range of colouring and finishing methods.


Author Information

Andrew Jones & Clive George
Andrew Jones has spent his life as a farmer in West Wales. An uncle cultivated his interest in making sticks and encouraged him to enter his work in local craft shows. He makes a wide range of sticks, but it is his specialities – horn crooks and Cardigan walking sticks – which regularly earn him top honours at major competitions throughout Wales. After a career in the Civil Service, Clive George took early retirement in 1993 and, having bought a smallholding, went on to buy a few sheep to go with it. He owns a small flock of purebred Llanwenog sheep which he shows successfully in his locality. A life-long interest in stickmaking, and a fortuitous meeting, led him to collaborate in the production of this book.