Hand carved sporting sticks, crooks, thumb sticks and sculptures
I started wood carving as a winter hobby when the nights were drawing in. Working as a game keeper I did not have much spare time but when I did I dedicated it to my carving. My passion for carving grew and grew and I became self employed in February 2010 and turned my passion into reality.
I carve animal sticks and sculptures using a variety of hard and soft woods. The head of the walking stick is carved from a block of wood. It is then painted or burnt using a pyrograph machine to get the fine details. I then mount the stick on to a brass collar and hazel shank. The final procedure is to lacquer the stick.
Every carving is unique and hand carved by myself, it can be personalised to meet your individual specifications.
Most sticks are now made to order, I do however have some in stock so please contact me and I will be able to let you know.
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The sticks can be personalised. Using a pyrograph machine your name or initials can be burnt on to the stick head. Alternatively the brass collar can be engraved ( This must be done at time of ordering).
Each carved walking stick head is mounted on a brass collar which can be engraved at an additional cost of £20. This must be requested on ordering. The collar can not be engraved once the walking stick is complete.
The sticks are an approximate length of 53 inches from the ferrule to the top of the head. Please specify when placing an order if you require a specific length.
The walking stick heads are mounted mainly on straightened hazel shanks but I can mount them on chestnut or ash as to your preference. They are all finished off with a brass Ferrule.
All my walking sticks are made to a high standard using good strong quality wood, however they are for stabilisation purposes only and should not be relied upon as a medical aid.
I have recently started to carve sculptures I thoroughly enjoy working on these although as you can imagine they take much much longer than a walking stick so finding the time to do one is tricky!
My first piece was a grouse hand carved from a block of lime. I decided that it was well worth the time it took to carve and rather eagerly started planning my next project. There are a number of hand carved bird statues on my website. Moorland bird carvings are my favourite to do so there is quite a biased selection at present but please feel free to contact me if there is something you would like to be commissioned.
Due to then length of the stick and insurance the sticks are sent via courier @ £13.49 The sculptures vary depending on size and weight but are usually no more than £18.00. All items require a signature on safe arrival to you, please do not sign until you are happy your purchase is not damaged.
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