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#1 Rad

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

Here is an update on my future Shillelagh --- I decided to risk some rough cutting and try something that I've heard that those who work on Green Wood do; I baged it after the rough cutting in an attempt to keep it from spliting. I've included some pictures; as soon as I can figure out how to put pictures in the Gallery I will stick them there instead.

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#2 kevmag

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

That’s a nice shillelagh, i would prefer not to cut until they have seasoned but let me know how it works out for you, i heard freezing the stick or handle stops the handle from splitting but i think i takes a long time in a freezer.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

That’s a nice shillelagh, i would prefer not to cut until they have seasoned but let me know how it works out for you, i heard freezing the stick or handle stops the handle from splitting but i think i takes a long time in a freezer.


The updates will probably be slow in coming, but I will do it as I work on it -- who knows, maybe I'll just end up with a fancy hot dog roasting stick!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

Just an update -- I replaced the plastic bag with a paper bag and I've started to apply a lean mix of boiled linseed oil between workings.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

Yeah that has the makings of a great stick!  Good job so far on it.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

Yeah that has the makings of a great stick!  Good job so far on it.


Thank you Sean -- I'm looking forward to working it to its conclusion; even with my rushing it, it will still take some time.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Nice looking stick!.  What kind of wood is that?



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

Nice looking stick!.  What kind of wood is that?


It is crab apple -- just an experiment, but thank you! I've decided that even if it does some splitting, I will experiment with some repair types that I've read about.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

This whole rough cut while still green project is just an experiment -- so if you hear me waffling, understand I'm just trying to find out what works! Originally I coated the knob with a lean linseed oil mix and placed in a plastic bag -- then I switched to a paper bag, fearing that I might get mold. But, I've switched back to the plastic bag, it was drying out too fast, and I'm coating every day with my lean mixture, so I don't think there is any chance for mold.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

From what I have seen fruit woods are notorious for cracking and checking. I'll be interested to see how it goes.






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