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#1 dww2

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:10 AM

Weather is still too cold for making multi-piece sticks so I thought I'd do some one piece root sticks. The first two are ash and the third is moose maple. The ash with the dark handle had a root which looped back into itself and I wanted to keep it as a feature if possible. Turns out, it fits perfectly into the hollow of my palm when gripped left handed. The second ash stick is very comfy reverse gripped in my right hand. (Got some before pics of that one) The moose maple has a divot at the end which is a good place to rest a finger.

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#2 Rodney

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

Great looking sticks!  The third picture looked kind of like a deer's head to me.


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#3 Xutos

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

Fantastic sticks. The third picture....dragon head ?

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#4 dww2

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:00 PM

Thanks guys. When I had finished the initial bark peeling from the second ash stick it kind of looked like a giraffe to me. I used a carving knife so it was darker and lighter in patches, but smoothed out some in sanding.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 02:39 AM

Lovely!  What interesting opportunities the roots give.  I'll have to keep my eyes open for saplings.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:30 AM

It is the one good thing about the crappy soil here. There's a thin layer of topsoil then a thick layer of hard blue clay. The trees put out a ton of roots looking for a crack in the clay and get fairly thick before they find one. Makes for some great handles. And a lot of exposed roots on the bigger trees. Collected 40-50 of them the last year or so.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:53 AM

Very nice sticks. I just might have to do some root hunting.






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