|Project by Rafe Demers||posted 02-18-2014 05:48 PM||1352 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a Shillelagh style walking stick I made and donated as an auction piece for a benefit in support of a good friend who is recovering from a long battle with leukemia. My friend is an amazing musician who specializes in Traditional Irish Music as well as an accomplished Luthier. He actually played at our wedding a number of years back. After hearing of the benefit I thought it would be a great idea to make something special to donate. This Shillelagh style walking stick was made with a Big Leaf Western Maple Burl handle and natural Blackthorn shank. I incorporated a brass collar and ferrule tip and finished it with several coats of Danish Oil and A few top coats of Gun Stock Finish. It was a great honor to do something for my friend and the benefit, the stick was auctioned off and is now owned by a very generous woman who came out to support.
Thanks for looking.
-- Rafe Demers