|Project by Kelly||posted 02-08-2014 03:09 AM||5089 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
I and my family used to wander the forest behind our house in the Pacific Northwest foraging for wild berries and other goodies. Of course, the best berries were always just out of reach.
To enhance our foraging hobby, and to get that last, elusive berry, I designed and made this walking stick from common 2x lumber using a 3/4” round-over bit. The foot is nothing more than a common rubber stopper, with a hole drilled in the center to allow it to be screwed into a pre-drilled hole on the bottom of the stick (the screw pulls into the stopper, somewhat rounding the end).
It has hooks for bags and to pull branches down to you. The holes both add character and reduce weight.
After the Hobbit movie came out, it occurred to me I should have made several, since they probably would have sold under that theme.