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Hardwood handle blanks (for horn handles go HERE)

 

We don't carry much stock in the form of ready cut blanks since we cut most of them to order (to save wasting wood). If you are visiting the shop and want to purchase blanks you would be well advised to order them in advance because we may not have time to cut them when you visit if we are busy. You can order them online here and ask us to deduct any delivery fee if you intend to collect.

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All the wood is either kiln dried or air dried and the blanks are cut on a band saw to the right profile and the edges taken off to get you started. Simple tools and a bit of work will soon have your handles ready to fit to a suitable shank. I use a traditional peg and socket joint but some people use threaded rod (studding) that you will find lower down the page.

We stock a variety of wood types but can't guarantee to have what you want every time. If you wish to choose a type you can do so on the order form (Technical Instructions) and I'll send the nearest to it if I don't have exactly what you want. No Burr wood at present.

Pictures are NOT to scale and show a variety of wood types and are for illustration only.

 

  ORDER THESE BELOW: To order more than one of any item simply change the number in the quantity (Qty) box

Handle blanks are cut from timber 1" MINIMUM thickness, up to 1 1/4" (25 mm to 32 mm) thick for you to finish down to fit your shanks. If you need a specific colour you can indicate it in the "Technical Instructions" box when you add an item to the shopping cart - but you may have to wait longer while we obtain it for you, otherwise we'll just send what we have in stock.

Crook (nose turned out) £7.00

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Market stick (nose in) £6.00

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Regency handle £5.10

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Derby handle £6.00

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Hiker handle £5.10

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Lyre-shaped thumb piece £5.10

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V shaped thumb piece £5.10

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Leg Crook (cleek) £7.00

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Hardwood "carving crook" blank with extra wood left on the nose so you can carve a thistle, acorn or maybe an animal on it.

 

Hardwood "carving crook" blank

Carving Crook £8.00

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Thistle Crook Blank

1 hardwood crook blank with outline of Thistle on nose.
Price
£10.50

Thistle Crook Blank £10.50

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Below: Finished crook to give you an idea of how it could look!

 Squirrel Crook Blank

1 hardwood crook blank with outline of squirrel on nose.
This is similar to the squirrel crook shown in the book "Carving Nature" found on our Books page
HERE

Price £12.50

Squirrel Crook Blank £12.50

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Hardwood Knob Handle blank

These are turned on a lathe by hand so vary in exact shape and size but are pretty much the size and shape shown in the picture. The 'neck' tapers to around an inch or less at the base. Normally made of Ash, others sometimes available.

Hardwood knob handle £5.00

Qty


Carving blanks

Cut from blocks of good quality carving wood - usually Lime, sycamore, poplar or cherry - which are fairly soft and can be cut easily with a sharp knife or woodcarving chisels.

These blanks are cut in profile and then have the square edges taken off to get you started, but you still have to do the bulk of the carving!

The necks of the blanks are left oversize for you to finish down to the size of the shank - please don't ask us to fit them to shanks as we simply don't have the time!

Apart from the fish, all these blanks are for the head only.

We've listed the most common blanks below - with the eye types we think most suited to each blank. If you wish to order different types of eye then use the separate "Glass eyes" section below the blanks.

 

NB I've been shown a lot of sticks by my customers where they have done no real carving and basically just sanded the edges off the blanks and then painted them. Although they look "OK" - if that's all you are doing then you are missing out on so much detail that you can't really say they are "carved" sticks!

 

If you need good photographs to help with carvings of birds and animals then take a look in my LINKS page. You can see my own carved sticks using these blanks HERE

Cock Pheasant blank £6.00

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Cock Pheasant blank AND eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Orange/yellow with black pupil

Hen Pheasant blank £6.00

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Hen Pheasant blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Grouse blank £6.00

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Grouse blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Partridge blank £6.00

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Partridge blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Woodcock blank £6.00
(Grain runs length of beak for strength)

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Woodcock blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.50
(Grain runs length of beak for strength)

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Mallard blank £6.00

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Mallard blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Teal blank £6.00

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Teal blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Goose blank £6.00

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Goose blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Woodpecker blank £6.00

Can also be used for a Kingfisher

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Woodpecker blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.50

Can also be used for a Kingfisher

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Eagle blank £6.00

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Eagle blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Kestrel blank £6.00

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Kestrel blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.50

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Owl head blank £6.00

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Owl head blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Full-body Owl blank £6.00

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Full-body blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Swan blank £7.80

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Swan blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.30

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Heron blank £7.80

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Heron blank AND eyes to fit £10.80

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SORRY - NO YELLOW EYES TO FIT AT PRESENT BUT YOU COULD ORDER 8MM COLOURLESS ONES BELOW AND PAINT THEM YOURSELF?


Fish Trout/salmon blank £7.80

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Fish blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.60

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Fox blank £6.90

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Fox blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.30

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Badger blank £6.00

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Badger blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.20

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Horse blank £6.00

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Horse blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.20

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Horse Handle blank £7.80

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Horse Handle blank AND Eyes TO FIT £9.00

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Otter blank £6.00

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Otter blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.50

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Mink blank £6.00
can also be used for Ferret or Polecat

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Mink blank AND Eyes TO FIT £7.50

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Something a bit different!
I've been asked for these on a few occasions as special items so have put them up with the standard blanks.

Welsh Dragon blank £10.80

Qty

Welsh Dragon blank AND Eyes TO FIT £12.00

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Hare's head blank that can be made into a thumbstick if you widen the gap between the ears enough. The grain runs from the chin right up to the tips of the ears for maximum strength.

Hare blank £12.00

Qty

Hare blank AND Eyes TO FIT £15.00

Qty

 

Dog blank without Eyes £7.80
state breed/type in the box below, otherwise the order will not go through!

BREED/TYPE REQUIRED

Dog blank with Eyes TO FIT it £10.80
state breed/type in the box below, otherwise the order will not go through!

BREED/TYPE REQUIRED

I HAVE TEMPLATES FOR LOTS OF OTHER BIRDS AND ANIMALS SO PLEASE USE EMAIL TO DISCUSS IT AND SEE IF I CAN CUT A BLANK FOR YOU.

FOR CARVING KNIVES AND TOOLS PLEASE LOOK HERE


Plain black eyes were used in this swan

 

 

Brown eyes in Mallard Drake

 

Cock Pheasant - orange eyes with black pupil

 


Blue eyes in this Siamese cat - other coloured eyes sometimes in stock or can be ordered - enquire!

Glass eyes (sold in pairs)

Best quality glass eyes for use with your carved stick heads. These eyes come in pairs on wire so you can't mix them up! When you're ready to fit them, snip the wire leaving a short length as a pin, which will help to hold them in place while your glue sets. Use epoxy for this - see below!

I stock only the most popular colours and sizes, but others can be ordered if you give me a couple of weeks notice

Plain black: sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 mm at £1.20 per pair. These are most suitable for small birds, otters, badgers, horses etc where a coloured iris is not usually visible.

Brown eyes: sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 mm at £2.35 per pair. Suitable for gamebirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, dogs etc.

Coloured eyes: I'm only stocking the plain orange for cock pheasants (use brown for hen pheasant), yellow (herons and some other birds), amber (fox) and some pale blue eyes which are useful for some cats or other projects you may have. We also now stock some colourless ones with black pupils - clean the backs with meths to degrease then paint with acrylic or enamel paints to get any colour you need. Other colours may be stocked from time to time so you can email me if you wish to discuss this.

 TO ORDER EYES, ADD A NUMBER IN THE QUANTITY BOX FOR ANY THAT YOU WANT THEN CLICK ON THE "ADD TO CART" BUTTON BELOW THE CAT PICTURE.
YOU CAN ORDER SEVERAL TYPES AT ONCE THAT WAY!

Black ball eyes all £1.80 per pair

Qty Plain black eye 4mm
Qty Plain black eye, pair 5mm
Qty Plain black eye, pair 6mm
Qty Plain black eye, pair 7mm
Qty Plain black eye, pair 8mm
Qty Plain black eye, pair 9 mm

Brown eyes/black pupil all £3.60 per pair

Qty Brown eye pair 4mm


Qty
Brown eye pair 5mm
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Brown eye pair 6mm
Qty
Brown eye pair 7mm
Qty
Brown eye pair 8mm
Qty
Brown eye pair 9 mm

 

 

Qty Orange (Cock Pheasant) eye pair 8mm
Price
£3.60 per pair

Qty Yellow (Heron) eye pair 8mm OUT OF STOCK
Price
£3.60 per pair

Qty Blue (Cat) eye pair 8mm
Price
£3.60 per pair

Qty Amber (Fox) eye pair 6mm
Price
£3.60 per pair

Qty Colourless eye pair 5mm
Price only
£3.00 per pair
These can be painted on the backs of the eyes to make any colour you want!

  Qty Colourless eye pair 6mm
Price only
£3.00 per pair

Qty Colourless eye pair 8mm
Price only
£3.00 per pair

 

 

 


Epoxy Adhesive

Similar to "Araldite Rapid" but much cheaper! Equal amounts are supposed to come automatically from each tube as you press, but in use it doesn't always happen. I sometimes the split two plungers using a small saw and this gives me more accurate measurement and less waste! Five to ten minute working time, full strength achieved in 60 minutes. Setting times are slower in cool conditions. You should be able to glue up at least six to ten handle/shank joints with each pack.

This is the only adhesive I use for fixing heads and handles to shanks! Also good for filling hollows or cracks in horn handles - it is almost colourless, unlike some other epoxies that are cream coloured.

Perfect for fixing glass eyes in heads and many other uses.

Price £2.20 per pack

Epoxy Adhesive £2.20 per pack

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As above but 12 packs at only £1.95 each.

12 Epoxy Adhesives Only £23.40 (1.95 per pack)

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Epoxy putty

Standard, grey colour

Two-part epoxy - similar to adhesive in that you mix equal amounts of adhesive and hardener. Use for fixing in glass eyes - you can sculpt eyelids around them with this too, see those on the duck and cat (above)! Also good for repairing breaks, filling gaps or for creating horns, ears, teeth etc on carvings. Colour when set is greenish grey so will probably need painting to hide it.
Also useful for fitting collars if they are a bit loose - putty won't run out like normal epoxy resin can! Setting time around two to three hours.

Price: £3.00 each

Epoxy putty £3.00

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Epoxy putty

Black colour

As above but sets black instead of grey. Useful for where a darker colour is needed - such as filling gaps between dark horn or wood joints or in collars where the fit isn't perfect. Great for backgrounds around coins etc set in handles. Can even be used to "cheat" and make black caps on antlers!

BLACK Epoxy putty £5.50

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White Epoxy putty

Useful for setting objects in plastic where you want a white background or for repairing antler. Superfine consistency makes it easier to handle and shape than other colours.

White Epoxy putty £6.00

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Studding

Galvanised steel threaded rod, 8mm diameter and approx 120mm long (5 inches). Used for joining handle/heads to shanks - drill 8 mm hole in each and glue in place. We, like many stickmakers, prefer the traditional method of cutting a 'peg' on top of the stick and gluing it into a 'socket' in the handle/head - but if you want studding, here it is!

£1.00 each

Studding

Qty

8 mm Drill Bit

Hardened steel twist-drill bit for use with 8 mm studding.

8 mm drill Bit £2.00

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Wood Dowel Rod

For those who prefer a wooden rod but find it difficult to carve a peg on a shank - here's your answer! Wooden rod, approx, 112 mm long and 16 mm thick (4.5 x 5/8 inches). Drill a hole in the shank and the handle and use epoxy or wood glue to fix in place. Easier to use than studding - you can trim the wooden rod to shape if your holes are slightly out of line or too tight - and the wood flexes with the stick in a more natural manner. Cheaper too!

50p each or 3 for £1.20

Wood dowel rod, 16 mm thick, 50p

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THREE PIECES Wood dowel rod, 16 mm thick £1.20

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Similar to the above but only 13 mm (1/2") thick - fine for most sticks that don't need to take a lot of weight or pressure or for shanks less than one inch (25mm) thick. 50p each or 3 for £1.20

Wood dowel rod, 13 mm thick 50p

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THREE PIECES Wood dowel rod, 13 mm thick £1.20

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If you want a fitting for making a joint you can undo then

look at the screw-joints on the SHANKS PAGE

Forstner Drill Bit

16 mm drill bit for drilling out 'socket' in handles and heads. Forms a flat-bottomed hole and the bit is steerable so you can correct its direction if it goes out of line while drilling. Use for 16 mm dowel above.

16 mm Forstner Bit £3.90

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Twist drill 13 mm

Use for 13 mm dowel above.

13 mm drill Bit £2.60

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Abrasive tape. Much longer lasting than sandpaper, used for smoothing shanks, handles, horns and carvings. Sold in a mixed pack or by the metre

MIXED PACK Three pieces in each pack - approx. 30cm (12") X 2.5cm (1") each - one in each of three grades (coarse, medium and fine).
(CHEAPER BY THE METRE IF YOU WANT 3 OR MORE MIXED PACKS!)

Abrasive tape MIXED pack £1.27

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COARSE tape (80 grit) sold per metre

COARSE Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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MEDIUM tape (120 grit) sold per metre

MEDIUM Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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FINE tape (320 grit) sold per metre

FINE Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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FOR MORE ABRASIVES AND TOOLS PLEASE LOOK AT THE TOOLS PAGE HERE


Polished aluminium leg crook

Simply fit a shank in the socket (approx. 23 mm) and fix with one screw through the hole already drilled for it. Makes a simple, cheap, working shepherd's crook for catching sheep by a leg.

Also useful for catching farmed ducks/geese and makes a great fruit-picking stick!

Price: £7.50

Polished aluminium, leg crook £7.50

Qty

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