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(Finished sticks further down).

Adhesives
Alpine Spikes
Aluminium crook
Animal head Blanks
Antler
Ash shanks
Badger blank
Bending jig
Bird head blanks
Blackthorn shanks
Brass collars
Brass ferrules
Buffalo horn
Cane holder
Carving blanks
Carving glove
Carving tools
Carving wood
Chestnut shanks
Cock pheasant blank
Collars
Combination spikes
Compass
Cow horns
Crook blank (alum)
Crook blank (horn)
Crook blank (wood)
DIY Kits
DIY Materials
Dog blanks
Duck blanks
Embedding resin
Engraved collars
Epoxy resin
Epoxy putty
Eyes
Ferrules
Fish blanks
Fox blanks
Glass eyes
Glue
Grouse blanks
Hazel shanks
Heron blanks
Hen pheas't blanks
Hiking stick blank
Horns
Horn spacers
Horn Polishing kit
Horse blanks
Kevlar glove
Kits
Knife
Leather lace
Lyre blank (horn)
Lyre blank (wood)
Magnetic Ferrules
Partridge blank
Pins
Plastic Sheet
Polishing Kit
Rams horns
Resin
Roe buck antlers
Rubber ferrules
Salmon blank
Screw joints
Shanks
Shrink tube
Spacers
Stag horn
Steel-tip ferrules
Stick press
Studding
Swan blank
Threaded rod
Thumbstick blanks
Trout blanks
Wading staff kit
Walker blank
Woodcock blanks
Wrist loop straps

FINISHED
Sticks & Crooks
normally made
to order.

These are Not normally
available outside
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Animal sticks
Antler thumbsticks
Antler walkingsticks
Badger stick
Beating sticks
Bird head sticks
Buffalo horn crooks
Buffalo horn thumbsticks
Carved sticks
Cat head sticks
Cock pheasant stick
Cowhorn marketstick
Derby sticks
DIY Kits
DIY Materials
DIY Stickmaking
Dog sticks
Duck sticks
Eagle sticks
Engraved collars
Fish sticks
Fox head stick
Gen purpose
Goose sticks
Grouse stick
Handcarved
Hen pheasant stick
Hiking stick
Horn crooks
Horn Handled
Horn sticks
Knob sticks
Lyre thumb stick
Nanny McPhee stick
Partridge stick
Rams horn sticks
Regency stick
Salmon stick
Sticks containing photos
Swan stick
Staffs
Thumbsticks (horn)
Thumbsticks (wood)
Trout stick
Wading convert kit
Wading Staffs
Wading Sticks
WALKING STICKS
Wolf stick
Woodcock stick

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Straightening sticks
Why use a Stick?

The Stick Man - information

Cutting and straightening sticks

We cut sticks in the winter months while the trees are dormant. There's less water in them at this time and the bark has shrunk down to be tight against the wood underneath. If you cut sticks while the trees are growing then the bark has more tendency to wrinkle while drying - that's fine if you are removing the bark anyway but in Britain most of our sticks are used "bark-on" and the bark needs to be set tight with the underlying wood.

This is my kit for cutting sticks:

 

Here are some Hazel sticks that I cut in February. I bundle them in tens and use packing-case tape to tie them together.

After a year of drying under cover they are ready to be straightened. Heat is applied using an electric paint-stripper or a steam tube. We use the steamer when we're doing a lot of sticks at one time.

After heating we use our "Stick Press" to press out each bend and leave the sticks straight.

Once straightened the sticks are fastened together tightly in bundles of seven using strong rubber bands.
Why seven? Because they fit together neatly and help keep each other straight while they cool.

Here's a day's work:

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