Free woodworking plans and projects instructions to walking sticks or wlaking staffs and poles. Also, misc plans for lath turning projects you can buy and related information.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a jig to mark a walking stick for carving. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
The staff or stave is an important part of a Pathfinders equipment, especially when hiking or camping. Suitable woods are hickory, ash, oak, iron wood (or muscle wood), and good grades of elm, sugar maple, wild cherry, yellow birch, mountain ash, and Saskatoon.
The local forest ranger posted a warning sign at the entrance to our trail showing a color picture of a big cat...but the gun laws in California are getting vague and squirrelly about firearms regulations. Instead, in true Backwoods Home spirit, I came up with a self-reliant alternative. A stout walking stick that could also do double duty as a spear. That is right folks, caveman technology for the new millennium.
I have one of those nice natural wood hiking staffs that are sold in outdoor supply stores. It is always with me on day hikes, especially when a lot of people are present. I get a lot of compliments on it and it makes good conversation.
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