Saturday, November 27, 2004

Stellar Sticks

Stick making is a real art in the U.K., and their best work is head-and-shoulders above what we produce over here.

The stick below is carved from the coronet of a staghorn and fixed to a hazel shank. A Jack Russell terrier is "in the hole".

The gorgeous stick, above, is of a rat going for a block of cheese, and was carved in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, by John Marsh, and can be seen on his web site.

If you are interestested in taking a hand at carving your own stick, Keith Pickering, "the Stick Man," has a do-it-yourself catalogue and also sells finished sticks.

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