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Stickmaking: A Complete Course, Revised Edition [Paperback]

Andrew Jones & Clive George
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Book Description

1 Dec 2007
Stickmaking: a complete course enjoys an excellent reputation amongst stickmakers and stick enthusiasts as a leading book in the field. This edition updates the original, with expanded sections on how to make and source tools and formers, and where to find materials. It also includes updated projects and a more in depth treatment of the history and philosophy of stickmaking. The book remains an essential guide for those interested in learning the processes and techniques involved with the manufacture of a variety of traditional sticks, outlining the processes in a clear, straightforward manner using a wealth of diagrams and photographs. It is also contains valuable, up-to-date information on how and where to source the raw materials of stickmaking, how to find, cut and season wood, and where to locate materials such as ram and buffalo horn, all considered from an international perspective. The revision brings Stickmaking: a complete course"" one step closer to becoming the stickmaker's bible, with a more comprehensive coverage of the history and tradition of the craft. Why make sticks? What makes a good stick? How has stickmaking developed and where is it going? This new edition answers all of these questions and poses a few more. With a considered treatment of the perennial issues of form and function, this book is equally accessible to stick enthusiasts, amateur craftsmen and experienced professionals alike.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: GMC; Revised edition edition (1 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861085222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861085221
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.1 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew makes a wide range of sticks, but it is his specialities horn crooks and Cardigan walking sticks which regularly earn him top honours at major competitions throughout Wales. He and his wife now live near Lampeter.

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Customer Reviews

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 27 Dec 2008
Format:Paperback
The title says it all, a complete course in stick making, from start to finish everything you need to know. Simple enough for someone such as myself with no experience to follow but also with enough depth to keep me going in the craft for years and years and with beautiful photographs which have definately inspired me.
I love this book and thoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest whatever their skill level.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stickmaking 12 July 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my Husband who expressed a desire to make a walking stick, so he is new to stickmaking and knows nothing about it. He assures me that this book is very informative, encouraging, contains a wealth of information and is an excellent read. I'm sure it will prove invaluable in helping with his new hobby.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An old man trying a new hobby 8 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
As a man in his 70s wanting to do something different, this book to me, was very informative, easy to read and to follow. I am now on my way to completing my first walking stick.
Many thanks to the Author
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Great Read. 1 July 2009
Format:Paperback
The best book i have read on this subject, very clear pictures and instructions, i cant wait for my sticks to dry and get started in what i find is a very interesting hobby.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OK I spose 20 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
The book was, and is, excellent.
My only gripe is that it took so long to arrive. I guess thats the flipside of buying it cheaper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 22 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone learning to make walking sticks - gives you all the advice you need with excellent illustrations - very clear and concise
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars birthday present 25 Sep 2013
By Jen T
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought for my Husband who has always been interested in sticks and had decided to have a go at making one.
A very informative book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 31 May 2014
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Good plain simple instructions with a wealth of information.Hints and tips were most useful. Format mat of the book made foe ease of use and quick reference .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok book
This book gives an introduction to stick making.
I was hoping that it might be a little more precise and graphic in describing the ways in which to make the stick.
Published 3 months ago by malcolm collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Excellent Book highly recommended I have made a few since on characteristick co uk well impressed with this book good price too thank you
Published 4 months ago by D.Hoyle
5.0 out of 5 stars went to wrong address
went to wrong address to start with number 19 I am 19A on the paper work inside the parcle it was the right number
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Rosemary Field
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent purchase
An excellent insight into stick making excellent for a beginner giving straight forward instructions and also showing examples of professionally made sticks giving you something to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by steven williams
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasing craft.
A very satisfying book with all the information on this lovely country craft that you will need. With very good quality .
illustrations.
Published 13 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book to own
It is a lovely book to own and read there are wonderful things to learn the art of.
wood is a great material to use hopefully I will be albe to make a few good sticks
Published 17 months ago by Jean Pope
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
I found this book most interesting ,I have made lots of walking sticks over the years ,I have new bought so horn and will try to make the rams horn stick
Published 17 months ago by Liz Steer
5.0 out of 5 stars sticks
I bought this book because of my interest in collecting sticks,its very informative,and well worth buying if you have any interst in the art of stick making.
Published 19 months ago by marksharry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the beginner
A well written book with lots of photographs. It was delivered safe and sound on time which was important as it was for Christmas. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Didsey
5.0 out of 5 stars a good book
Just what I needed a good book with good easy to fallow instructions. the pictures are clear and a book for begginers or seasoned stickmackers
Published 20 months ago by Rab
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