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#1 cobalt

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:06 PM

Came across these pics. of a pedlars stick 18th century design

 

Source Bill Hogas on facebbok page from California

pedlas stick.jpg pedlars stick2.jpg


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#2 Batakali

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:18 AM

I like it! Any idea about the country of origin?

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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



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:18 PM

How interesting is that? I would assume the original had the wood grain follow the curve maybe.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:35 PM

Simple and useful design, Thanks for sharing cobalt.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:03 PM

I wonder how much weight it could support before your shoulder gave out?!
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#7 Lol999

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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.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:04 PM

Would be perfect for the old red bandana! I would like to see if bending the wood would work. It would definitely be stronger!

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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


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#10 JJireh

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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 :D


Edited by JJireh, 30 September 2016 - 02:18 PM.





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