Learn how to craft an elaborate cane, simple staff, or sleek walking stick with this inspiring walk through the world of walking sticks. The book is packed with valuable advice, information and step-by-step instructions. Learn what woods, hardware and tools to choose and how to perform basic construction, decorative and finishing techniques. See some stunning examples of famous canes by noted artists and wood turners, and choose from the many projects to suit every level and skill. 140 pages.Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy, by Charles Self, provides a panoramic view of the world of walking sticks and how to create them, including:A fascinating, colorful photo gallery of famous canes and walking sticks by noted artists and wood turners from the collection of Albert LeCoff, founder of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.An expansive stickmaker's guide to selecting woods for projects.A description of adhesives, hardware and fasteners.Advice on types of tools and finishes to use.Decorative patterns for carving sticks, canes and staffs.15 different plans for crafting walking sticks, canes and staffs.
This is a complete set of pen bushings for the Miniature Purse Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 45044, sold separately). The bushings are precisely machined to match the diameters of your pen blanks, allowing you to achieve the smooth, perfectly flush seams so valued in a top quality hand-turned pen. Simply turn your pen blanks to match the bushing diameters, leaving a bit of extra material to allow for sanding. The Miniature Purse Pen Bushing Set is made of steel-hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.3-piece bushing set. Bushings are designed to work with Miniature Purse Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 45044, sold separately).
Piece together this nine-part, laser-cut pen barrel and turn it to size for stunning results. The kit includes a solid blackwood barrel and eight detailed fish inserts that get inlaid into position to become a seamless part of the finished pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate(CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools. For easy-to-follow directions (including color photos) on applying the CA finish to your pen kit, see the article "My Simple CA Finish" by Colin Nelson.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1
Skew chisels designed by renowned turner and educator Alan Lacer are M2 High Speed Steel with ash handle.Available in two sizes: 5/8" and 1-3/8".Quality skew chisels made by Hamlet Craft Tools of England!Small skew chisel is 5/8" wide with 14" handle.Large skew chisel is 1-3/8" wide and has a 16" handle.Short point side is rolled completely for improve ease in planing spindle stock and for rolling beads.Long point side is kept flat, but with softened corners - an advantage in making such cuts as the V, shoulder, parting off, or pommels.For more information, see our Alan Lacer Skew Chisel Video