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Scooped Walking Stick With Rope

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Project by Kelly posted 09-15-2014 02:40 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One thing I like about working in wood is, the variety of things you can do without spending a lot of money, once you acquire a few tools.

This stick, like all of them I make, was made from a 2×4 cut down to about 1-1/2” square, after which I made sweeping scoop cuts, as I moved down to the tip and turned the stick ninety degrees for each cut.

For whatever reason, I drilled holes in it and it sat around my shop for years, until I decided to run rope through the holes in this patter.

Just for reference, I make my tips using rubber corks from hardware stores. To do this: 1) Taper the tip to nearly the size of the cork; 2) Drill a slightly undersized hole, for a deck screw, into both the end of the stick and through the cork; 3) Attach the cork. Because the hole is slightly smaller than the screw, it forms the tip a bit as it sucks down into it, about 1/4” to 3/8”; 4) Sand the wood to the diameter of the work to finish the taper.





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#1 posted 09-15-2014 10:12 PM

Great job! What kind of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 11:19 PM

The finish on this one is just a gloss waterborne poly.

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