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(Finished sticks further down).

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Animal head Blanks
Antler
Ash shanks
Badger blank
Bending jig
Bird head blanks
Blackthorn shanks
Brass collars
Brass ferrules
Buffalo horn
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
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Closed June 11th to 21st

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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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FERRULES AND COLLARS Metal, rubber and spike ferrules, metal & horn collars, horn spacers etc.
HANDLE AND CARVING BLANKS Pre shaped in hardwood, glass eyes, epoxy, studding, starter kits etc.
HORNS   Horns & antlers, pre shaped handles, caps, spacers, bending jigs, embedding resin etc.
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IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL KNIVES TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN.

BY PURCHASING ANY KNIFE FROM US YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU ARE AGED EIGHTEEN OR ABOVE!

NEW!

"RAZOR EDGE" Tools really are RAZOR SHARP !!!

The knife fits comfortably in the hand for right or left hand use.

All the blades can be stored in the plastic sheath
(provided) with one already fitted to the handle. This is great for travelling to shows or taking anywhere for carving away from home!

 

Handmade in the USA, the quality of these items is extremely high, with a comfortable walnut handle and seven interchangeable blades.

When delivered, the general purpose Heavy Duty Blade is fitted to the handle. Loosening the locking-nut at the front (using the spanner provided) enables blades to be changed easily and safely within a few seconds.

 

The Basic Set Consists of:-
1 Walnut Handle with brass "Lock Jaw" mechanism and locking tool.

1 Heavy Duty Blade

6 Finer Blades for detail carving.

All the blades are made from high-carbon tool steel, hardened to Rockwell 60 C scale, double tempered, and hollow ground (basically, that means hard steel with a sharp edge!).

 

Carving Knife, handle with SEVEN BLADES £44.95

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The kit is normally supplied in a plastic presentation pack.

Combination Kit

A brilliant set of seven carving blades PLUS a "V" gouge and a general purpose gouge. The addition of the two most useful gouges makes it much more versitile for stick carving than knife blades alone.

The complete kit comes in a handy pocket-size case which makes it great for carrying with you and also makes the kit a superp present if you want something a bit special!

 

 

Carving Tool with BLADES and GOUGES £69.95

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Mora 106 knife

General purpose Carving Knife
Made in Sweden, simple wooden handle that is extremely comfortable to hold and use. Laminated blade - really sharp edge!
Long blade (82 mm) useful for removing large slices or use the fine point for detailed carving.

Carving Knife £19.95

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Narex knife

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Short blade carving knife (50mm)
General purpose woodcarving knife.

Carving Knife £14.40

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General purpose Utility knife with 5 blades
Retractable blade - cheap knife with many uses.

Utility Knife £2.40

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Crown Carving Chisels, made in Sheffield
The ideal beginners set. These wood-carving tools, made from high quality Sharpened Carbon steel, are fitted with comfortable Beech handles that fit in the the hand for great control. These can also be used with a mallet for extra power.

Set of six chisels and gouges (including a V tool) in a presentation box. A good starter set for you or a neat gift for someone new to carving!

Crown Starter Kit £48

 

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General purpose Sharpening stone
Double sided, coarse and fine grit. 8" stone (200 mm).

Sharpening Stone £2.40

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Best selling safety glove offering outstanding mechanical performance and a higher Cut Level 5 protection at an exceptional price!

Cut resistant Kevlar/Steel Carving Gloves

Knitted from a mixture of Kevlar, Steel, Nylon, Glass Fibre and other materials to offer cost effective yet high levels of cut protection.
Rough Natural Latex coating provides excellent grip for the palm and finger tips and gives quite good protection from rotary carving tools as well as knives and gouges.
Sold AS A PAIR, size 9 (Medium/large).

£12.60 a PAIR

I've been using these for several months and they are FAR BETTER than the other gloves I have used.

Kevlar/steel gloves (size 9)

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AS ABOVE BUT LARGER SIZE

£12.60 a PAIR

Kevlar/steel gloves (size 10)

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*Cut-resistant carving glove. Made from Kevlar (used in bullet-proof vests) these gloves give Cut Level 3 protection from knife blade cuts - but they won't stop you stabbing the point of the knife through or stop slashing cuts so I can't guarantee no cuts but they certainly reduce the number of cuts if you are careful!

*Obviously if you try hard enough you will be able to cut through the material - so we can't guarantee them as "cut-proof", only "cut-resistant"

Cut resistant Kevlar Carving Glove £5.60 each
These can be worn on either hand so if you only want one - wear it on the hand that doesn't hold the knife. Made from Kevlar with rubberised dots on both sides to aid grip.
They are elastic so will stretch. More flexible than the kevlar & steel gloves above but not as resistant to cuts! Not really suitable for use with rotary carving tools.

Small size (ladies or small man's hand)

Kevlar Glove (Size 8) £5.60 EACH

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Twist Drills

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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13 mm drill Bit

13 mm (1/2") drill bit for drilling out 'socket' in handles and heads for 12 mm dowel or for brass screw joint.

13 mm drill Bit £2.60

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 Forstner Drill Bits

16 mm (5/8") drill bit for drilling out 'socket' in handles and heads for peg joint and 16 mm dowel.

16 mm Forstner Bit £3.90

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20 mm drill bit for drilling out hole for 20 mm compasses.

20 mm Forstner Bit £4.25

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24 mm drill bit for drilling out hole for laminated pictures.

24 mm Forstner Bit £4.85

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Epoxy putty

Two-part epoxy - mix equal amounts of adhesive and hardener together to start the setting reaction. The mixture sets slowly, starting off quite soft like Plasticine and slowly getting harder. In effect you have an hour or so before the mixture gets too stiff to work and it's pretty hard after three hours and can be handled after that.

Colour when set is pale grey.

Epoxy putty £3.00

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Black Epoxy putty

As above but black. Useful for setting objects in plastic where you want a black background or for reparing buffalo horn. Can even be used to make spacers and caps for antler handles!

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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Epoxy liquid Adhesive (made by 151 adhesives)

Similar to "Araldite Rapid" but much cheaper! Equal amounts are supposed to come automatically from each tube as you press the double plunger, but in use it doesn't always happen. I separate the two plungers using a pair of strong scissors 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

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12 Packs Epoxy

As above but 12 packs for just £23.40, saving £3 on normal price

 

Box of 12 packs Epoxy Adhesive £23.40 (only £1.95 each)

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Glue mixer (colour may vary)

Mixing spatula for use with two-part epoxy.

Clean off epoxy after use and use again and again!

Mixer for epoxy only 50p each

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Below: Weak solution used to darken pale bark on hazel.

Below: Strong solution used to "ebonise" turned ash.

Van Dyke Crystals 50 gm packet
enough to stain dozens of sticks!

Used to make wood stain, add crystals to water to make stain from pale brown to almost black - the more crystals you add, the darker is the stain! Brilliant for darkening pale bark or for bringing out grain in peeled or turned shanks or for darkening pale carvings. A really strong solution will "ebonise" wood to make it look black.

Natural plant extract - made from walnut husks! Fast drying and no chemical odour, clean brushes (and spills) with water. For more instructions on use see these notes

Van Dyke crystals £2.35

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Heavy Duty Coarse Flat Rasp for 'roughing out' wooden blanks or horn handles. Both sides are flat and have coarse teeth.

10" Flat Rasp £12.50

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Half-round "Dreadnought" rasp for removing material from horn handles in particular, but also works on wood. (Cutting teeth on rounded side only). Gives a cleaner finish than the flat rasp above.

10" half-round rasp for horn or wood £12.50

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Coarse Round rasp for 'roughing out' wooden blanks or horn handles 10 " long

10" round rasp for horn or wood £9.50

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Set of three files.

Smaller than the files above and with finer cutting teeth. One flat, one round and one half-round. All three for only £3.60

3 file set £3.60

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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. 30 cm (12") X 2.5cm (1") each - one in each of three grades (coarse, medium and fine). A pack contains enough tape for one or two stick projects.

CHEAPER BY THE METRE IF YOU WANT 3 OR MORE MIXED PACKS!

Abrasive tape MIXED pack £1.27

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COARSE tape sold per metre.

COARSE Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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MEDIUM tape sold per metre

MEDIUM Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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FINE tape sold per metre

FINE Abrasive tape £1.02 per metre

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ABRANET Abrasive Mesh

This was introduced to us by one of our customers and we were so impressed we immediately started stocking it! The Aluminium Oxide abrasive is presented on a fine mesh which allows the particles of wood or horn to drop through (use dust mask or dust-extraction unit where possible) so making the material clog less often.
We sell it in packs of FOUR pieces of a single grit size or mixed. Each piece is 70 mm x 125 mm (approx. 3 x 5 ") and can be folded or torn into thinner strips. It works well on horn as well as wood and antler and has quickly become our favourite abrasive!

We stock the four sizes we find most useful - 120 and 180 grit are most useful for starting off and the 400 and 600 grit are great for finishing, particularly on horn where it can be difficult to remove those last scratches before polishing.
If you order multiple sizes we may put them in one large pack to save packaging.

Assorted grit (1 of each size) Abranet £2 per pack

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120 grit Abranet £2 per pack

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180 grit Abranet £2 per pack

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400 grit Abranet £2 per pack

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600 grit Abranet £2 per pack

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STEEL WOOL 0000 grade, VERY FINE.
Small pack (approx. 30 cm roll in pack) with enough to last for one or two stick handles. Used for cleaning up wood, horn and antler prior to finishing or polishing.

FINE Steel Wool 0000 grade

Discontinued but you can get it from most hardware retailers.

PEEK polishing paste from the USA.

Brilliant for use with horn, antler, plastic sheet and clear resin. Use after removing all sanding marks and scratches with the steel wool or fine Abranet.

You can get a gloss equal to that obtained with our buffing wheel polishing kit below - though it will take longer!

50 g Tube of fine polishing paste

£3.60

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Polishing Kit for horn, antler, plastic and embedding resin.
Note: The polishing kit is best used after all scratches have been removed with abrasive tape/mesh or steel wool.

Set of two polishing wheels complete with coarse (brown) and fine (cream) polishing compounds (one for each wheel) and a threaded cone mandrel.

The mandrel fits almost any electric drill (including a bench drill) converting it into a polisher! Use one wheel with coarse compound to take out fine scratches left after abrasives - then use the other wheel with fine compound to polish to a bright shine! If you want to use an extra "super fine" compound afterwards to get that really mirror-like shine then we have that as an extra below.

Gently touch rotating wheel with compound block to apply a fine coating.

NB use eye protection with rotating wheels and use on fairly slow speed for best results. The wheels are small enough to fit inside most crooks and market sticks to get to those hard-to-reach internal curves.

Polishing kit £18.00

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Replacement Block of brown Coarse Polishing Compound to go with our wheels
Only £3.60

Polishing compound, COARSE £3.60

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Replacement Block of cream Fine Polishing Compound to go with our wheels
Only £3.60

Polishing compound, FINE £3.60

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NEW Additional Block of pink Super Fine Polishing Compound to go with your wheels for that extra glossy shine!
You need to have a good finish before using this or you'll be wasting your time!
Only £3.60

Polishing compound, Super FINE £3.60

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NEW Extra polishing wheel

To go with the Super Fine compound above - turning your polishing kit into a three-stage kit.

You can get away without the extra wheel but it's better to use each compound on its own wheel if you can to avoid contamination.

Extra Polishing wheel, (to go with Super FINE compound above) £4.20

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Paints

Pack colour may vary but contents are similar.

Acrylic Paints
Pack of ten different coloured tubes, great selection for the price! For painting carved wooden or horn heads etc. Clean brushes and thin paints with water. Thin coats dry in around 20 minutes.
Best used over a sanding sealer or base coat of primer.

Only £3.60

Acrylic Paint set £3.60

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Paint Brushes Set of 15.
Lovely set of FIFTEEN assorted brushes for only £3.60

Set of 15 Paint Brushes £3.60

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Need Bandsaw blades? Try Tuffsaws - they're the ones I use and can recommend!

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