Came across these pics. of a pedlars stick 18th century design
Source Bill Hogas on facebbok page from California
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:22 AM
Have no idea, he did say it was 16th century design not 18th? but don't know where he did his research
Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:18 PM
How interesting is that? I would assume the original had the wood grain follow the curve maybe.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:35 PM
Simple and useful design, Thanks for sharing cobalt.
Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:03 PM
Posted 28 September 2016 - 07:30 AM
It looks to be cut from a single wide board, I wonder how strong one would be if it were steam bent? I'm betting stronger as the grain has not been shortened at any point. Might be worth playing with next year when the blanks are ready.
Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:04 PM
Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:45 PM
To bend a shank into that shape wouldn't be easy. I suppose its possible to get near to it .If you look at a natural hazel walking stick it has a sharp bend in it.. A more experienced stick maker would know how near you could get to it .
Hopefully stickie would give us a better idea .I have only straightened sticks and not shaped them
Edited by cobalt, 29 September 2016 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:06 PM
Several ways to make that design stronger.
Green sapling bend, locked into a jig to cure
Burl wood (if you can find one large enough) 2 piece(could be weak at connector depending on where it is put)
Spacer down the middle to act as a cross grain
Steam bend multiple thin layers and sandwich them. probably the easiest solution.
but all in all that stick, even with its long running grain should be strong enough for normal use.
Oh, and thanks for posting this, good to see something new
Edited by JJireh, 30 September 2016 - 02:18 PM.
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