This in-depth guide begins with a discussion of the woods suitable for making walking sticks, canes and staffs, with a comparison chart showing samples of more than 40 different hardwoods. It then moves on to the joinery, tools and finishes used in the craft.
Instructions are given for four walking sticks, three canes with bark, two willow sticks, five turned sticks, and a laminated cane. Includes dozens of patterns for grips and handles, with hundreds of color photographs.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 141 pages, 2007.