A Complete Course (revised edition)

Andrew Jones and Clive George



ISBN: 9781861085221

PUBLICATION DATE: August 22, 2019

CATEGORY: Country Interests

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 176pp

Andrew Jones & Clive George his complete introduction to stickmaking explains how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. Expanded to include more detailed coverage of tools, moulds, formers, jigs and materials, this book is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to the hobby.

Stickmaking shows you how to select suitable timbers, as well as alternative materials such as ram’s horn, antler, buffalo and cow horn. Learn where to source these materials, and what characteristics to look for in a potential stick. For thumbsticks there are even instructions for trimming and replanting in order to grow your own, naturally suitable stick.

From seasoning woods, shaping, carving and shanking handles, to a wide range of colouring and finishing methods, all aspects of this long established craft are covered. Stickmaking provides a thorough course in the craft suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike.


  • Sourcing and seasoning wood
  • Making thumbsticks
  • Shaping and shanking handles
  • One- and two-piece wooden sticks
  • Cardigan sticks
  • Ram’s horn and antler walking sticks
  • Buffalo horn market sticks and crooks
  • Carving in wood and horn