|Project by Kelly||posted 09-15-2014 02:40 PM||1155 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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.