by Andrew Jones and Clive George
Most of the items in this book would be called canes in North America, but are known as sticks in the U.K., where the book was published.
Starting with the finding, cutting and seasoning of woods, the book goes on to describe in substantial detail how to make various kinds of sticks. Separate chapters are devoted to thumbsticks, one-piece walking sticks, wooden crooks, horn- and antler-topped sticks, and carved sticks. There are other chapters on working horn for crooks and market sticks and a medley of stick styles.
In almost all cases, step-by-step processes are shown for making the various types of walking sticks and canes. The book is an excellent investment for anyone interested in this activity.
Softcover, 5-1/2" x 8", 144 pages, revised 2009 edition.