Camp sticks

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Project by Maplenut posted 01-20-2010 10:46 PM 1552 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year at camp, just south of Nakusp along the Arrow Lakes, stick carving is a big thing with the family. These are some that have stuck around. Max is my youngest. Me and the kids wander off into the wood with a saw and cut down whatever suits our fancy. Vine Maple is the species, or so I’m told – I just use oil, either Danish or tough oil.

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 10:50 PM

very cool. and the fact that you get to share it with the kids just makes it so much better

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 07:29 PM

Don’t do that in a Fed. Park, the buggers will shoot you. Very neat idea, we used to do that when we were kids. A very long time ago before the Sleeping Bear Dunes was a Federally owned Park. Now a ranger comes around every day and tells you to make sure every thing is on the asphalt pad. It”s overrun with out of state people. It sucks…

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 08:06 PM

We have been blessed with our own land…and besides we’re so far removed from the rest of the world out here in the Kootenays that we can pretty much wander off anywhere and do what we like (responsibly of course).

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 08:11 PM

oh I like these they are very cool I have done a few sticks there fun very nice

-- "everything has a soul"

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 05:45 AM

Looks like a great way to bond with the kids while out camping. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 08:46 AM

These are all way cool.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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