Making a Tree Branch Walking Stick

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Whether you happen upon a neat branch that has fallen from a tree or chose to remove one from a tree in your yard, it is easy to turn it into a handy walking stick. Make your own custom walking stick for your morning walk or next hiking trip.
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I visited with Dick Larson recently. He makes walking sticks, hot dog sticks, and weeders to sell, and he does quite well with them. He gets a branch with either a really straight length or an interesting curve at the top end, depending on the kind of walking stick he is making.

Short lengths make handles for copper-coated hot dog roasting sticks or weeders. The weeders are fascinating. He makes a handle by whittling off first the outer bark, and then some of the inner bark, leaving patches of wood showing in spots. Then he sands it down very smooth and may or may not add a stain. Varnish comes last.

For the blade, he uses a foot of bandsaw blade. He forms it into a loop and screws it down tight. You can get in between onions or perennials without damaging their roots. At his last sale, he sold 23 of these for $5 each.

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By Coreen from Rupert, ID

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By Tedebear (Guest Post)
August 30, 20060 found this helpful
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Hi Coreen, This stick is terrific. My husband gets driftwood, bends it and comes up with really nice walking sticks and canes. People are always requesting them. These guys are very creative!

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful
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Hi Coreen

Do you have any photos of his weeders?
Re: the walking sticks, I have used walking sticks on & off for many years now, and looking at the photo above, I can't imagine it being very safe, or helpful, if used for anything more than as a decorative item. It's point of balance could be dangerous if used in place as a 'proper' walking stick.

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I have a lovely walking stick that a friend made me out of willow. She has also painted little gumnuts & gumnut babies with gum leaves, up the stem of it - like the ones from the Australian children's writer May Gibbs & her books about Gumnut Babies.
It's a beautiful cane, but even it isn't the best for walking if one has a balance problem.
Cheers
Wendy

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

Where can I purchase Dick Larson weeders and hotdog sticks

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By Linda (Guest Post)
August 31, 20060 found this helpful

I too would like to know if he sells them and where I could get a cane and a weeder.
thanks
Linda from Hayward, WI

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