What is the best wood for carving a walking stick?

What is the best wood for carving a walking stick?

Excellent woods for walking sticks include hazel, birch, cherry, blackthorn, ash, oak, elder, and holly. Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa, or “sloe”) is perhaps ideal. These woods also make excellent walking stick handles, either in the shape of root knobs or knots, or when turned into shape on a lathe.

How much does a hand carved walking stick cost?

eBay. I’ve found tons of walking sticks on eBay at prices ranging from about $20 for simple ones to thousands for those with intricate designs.

Is eucalyptus wood good for walking sticks?

This cane is constructed of Eucalyptus wood that has been stained and lacquered. Equiped with a rubber end cap at the base makes for a soft landing and helps with balancing while walking. – This cane is made from Eucalyptus wood. – Decorated with hand carved diamond swirl shaped pattern.

What tools do I need to carve a walking stick?

The only tools needed are: Axe or Machete Knife (used to cut down branch) Knife (specifically a locking one) Dry Wall Spackle or Old Ice Skate (Optional)

Where can I find wood for walking sticks?

Look for a reasonably straight stick that is at least 1″ (2.5cm) in diameter. It should be slightly larger around than is comfortable to hold, so you can carve off some of the wood and still have a stick substantial enough to support you while you’re walking.

Does Pine make a good walking stick?

Pine will almost always be “sappy”, which will leach out past the finish and need to be covered with tape or leather over the handle area. It can be used for a walking stick but is not a “good” walking stick and has better uses.

What tools do you need to make a walking stick?


  1. A straight tree or tree branch that’s 1-1⁄2 to 2 inches thick at its big end, and 55 to 65 inches long (DO NOT CUT ANY TREE; see Step 1.)
  2. A 1-inch-long piece of 3⁄4-inch diameter copper water pipe.
  3. Five-minute epoxy glue.
  4. A small saw to trim the stick to its final length.
  5. A sharp pocketknife.

What is the best wood for making walking sticks?

– In the desert, some cactus trunks make great sticks. (Note – there are laws in some areas against collecting cactus limbs or trunks.) – Do not go to your local park and start cutting away. – If taking wood from a live tree, try to collect only a dead branch, or one that is low enough to be a nuisance to persons walking nearby.

How do you make a wooden walking stick?

Dry the wood. Place the stick with bark removed in an area of the house or shop that is about 55 to 70 degrees for maybe 4 to 7 days.

  • Add a tip. Shape the end and add a protective sleeve.
  • Smooth knots. Sometimes its inconvenient to smooth knots or stubs where twigs were,using a knife.
  • Sanding.
  • Clean the wood.
  • Hang.
  • Finish.
  • Complete.
  • What is the strongest wood for a walking stick?

    Fir Plywood. Fir plywood is lightweight and one of the strongest structural materials available.

  • Pine or Poplar. Use common-grade,one-by-two 3/4-by-1 1/2-inch pine or poplar to build frames,braces and stretchers for smaller boxes.
  • Cases and Cabinets.
  • Luann Plywood.
  • Hollow Core.
  • How to carve homemade walking stick?

    Basic cane construction: Canes can be made just as art or for use. If as art,the strength is not very important.

  • The cane shaft: Canes come in all manner of design and construction.
  • Straight canes can be carved with a wide variety of grips.
  • My canes are at least 1 1/4″ in diameter when finished.