Sunday, 26 July 2015

Yew Walking Stick

I have had a piece of yew wood drying out for over 3 years, time to get too work. Yew wood never disappoints me with the colours in the grain of the wood. So of we go a Yew walking stick.

Yew 

With the growths taken off.
The shaft that I had chosen so many years ago was not as good as I had originally remembered it to be.  The top of the shaft was rotten with multiple fractures to the wood, the bark was not in good order and unlike birch shaft would be difficult to clean up.


After some work cutting back the top of the shaft for the handle you can see the fractures made by water.


I had to cut back the wood further than I wanted and had quite an unusual area to the front of the handle, but like most things when working in wood it leads you into its own design.



The finished handle with a wonderful area for your thumb (if your right handed) Yew wood looks great with wonderful colours.




The finished stick I actually love the way the stick has finally turned out so different with a white shaft. Normally the bark is left on but in this case it looks good. The handle turned out well despite all the cut backs due to the water damage.You can see where your thumb sits on the stick.

Thanks for reading.

Paul

4 comments:

  1. Nice work!.
    Are you going to fit a piece of brass on the tip?

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  2. Thanks for the kind comment. Yes I will fit a brass ferrule to the stick but will not complete this final touch until the owner of the stick is determined due to personal sizing of the shaft.
    Paul.

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  3. Cool work as usual. Hope you are not getting so old that you need a cane to walk..

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  4. Clive thanks mate. Not quite at the age that I require the cane yet LOL. Hope you and the family are all well buddy?

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