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#1 cobalt

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:23 PM

Came across this on a face book site by a guy called Andrew Telford nice work

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#2 cobalt

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:29 PM

Another market stick

By George Malbon a pretty good stick maker

its made from spalted beech Also a few show stick by Paul Daunt another regular on the stickmaking site

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for sharing those sites. They are nicely done sticks! I have cut out my first market stick handle from some walnut, But I have not gotten any more done yet. Hope to work on it this coming week.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:04 AM

Sigh...such skill...



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:09 AM

I would like to make one eventually.  First I'm going to make some easier handles and get a little experience though. 

 

The carvings on the end of the hooks.  At first I thought "pineapple" then I realized that they are actually thistles. 

Change the shape just a little and you could have a snowman with a tophat. :)

 

All beautiful sticks but I think my favorite is the horn handled one with the blue ribbon.

Rodney



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:36 PM

My intention is to make a few horn market sticks but Jacobs sheep horns can be difficult to get. There usually larger than the average horn. They take quite some time to make and do need some special equipment to do them. costing around £200 to get set up for them. But a horn market stick does command a high price 

I have a couple of soay sheep  horns that are seasoned and ready to use but not sure if I can bulk then out enough yet, or if there long enough am seeking advice from our local stickmaking society .

a couple of pictures in there raw shape with the inner core knocked out. Which will be used as a infill when complete. A friend gave me them who breeds them for there meat when they had been slaughtered

I will post some pictures of Jacobs horn when I copy some

 

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 06:14 PM

You guys do some amazing things with horn.  Until I started studying stickmaking I had no idea it could be bent and shaped like that.

I made a pair of powder horns from cow horns but I didn't shape them.  I cut the wooden caps to fit instead.

A horn handle is another thing I really want to try someday.

Rodney



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

I have a couple of ram's horns. Can anyone recommend a good site with instructions for treating them?

Also have 4 black buck horns - there is actually a youtube presentation on how to restore them - unbelievable.

One day they will become toppers...one day...



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 02:13 PM

I will ask some friends for you from the stickmaking club



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 02:22 PM

There is a great book that covers a lot of information on working with horn. " Stickmaking, A complete course" By Andrew Jones & Clive George. 


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