Mors' try-stick

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Tadpole

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Thanks John,

there's a bit at the bottom end which I can't quite make out. What is it?
according to my mag (bushcraft summer issue 2) the notch at the bottom of the picture is a "mitered lapped notch" used for figure 4 deadfall trap
 

Landy_Dom

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I fancy trying my hand at that... I used to do similar things as a boy - one of my favourites still is putting a diamond knurl on a walking stick handle.

Could anyone post a sketch of what shapes are good to practice, or photos of finished efforts?

Cheers.

Dom.
 

sargey

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what you can do, to improve contrast without bark on the stick....

make your try stick and then hold it over the smoke of a fire, keep rubbing in the soot till you get a sort of shiney look. then take a slight skim off of the inside of the cuts. that way you get (nearly) white cuts in a black stick.v cool indeed.

cheers, and.
 

hanzo

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This was the go I had at one, the diameter was about an inch, I tried as many of the cuts as I could comfortably. I'll have to give it a go again....
Aloha John,

That's a nice bit of carving there. Would you be so kind as to post a picture of the whole stick? I'd like to give it a go and use what you have done as a guide to what mine should look like.

Mahalo!
 

JohnC

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Here you are, Its not a great pic. the ones from the bottom are a triangular wedge (I beleive its a shape for setting logs together), then a square hole through a flattened section. Then a squared off section.
IIRC the original idea was knife skills, and to demonstrate useful cuts and shapes in sticks for campcraft, pioneering and logbuilding.
I dont have the article easily to hand, but I wonder if it could be put in as an article, seeing as I think it was a BCUK mag? Maybe the mods would know..

JOhnC
 

PRKL

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Well i found out that heres a trystick related thread so id like to post my version of it too.
Not the most prettiest finishing butstill.
I did it with factory stock,CRKT RSK MK5.
 

Neumo

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I found this thread quite annoying as nobody has said what magazine you are talking about, what the plans look like & it was only until I could see a picture (the 1st one had a broken link) that I knew what you were all talking about. Perhaps it would be better to give a bit more detail in the opening post for things like this, as a lot of readers will probably be in the same position as me, wondering what was being talked about..

I can see what you mean about the skill level required, as some of those notches are amazing & i would find then quite hard to do on a workbench. This seems be be several levels up from carving a spoon, which is a daunting enough task for newbies. Time I got myself a spoon knife & got started on this wood carving stuff.
 

PRKL

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I found this thread quite annoying as nobody has said what magazine you are talking about, what the plans look like & it was only until I could see a picture (the 1st one had a broken link) that I knew what you were all talking about. Perhaps it would be better to give a bit more detail in the opening post for things like this, as a lot of readers will probably be in the same position as me, wondering what was being talked about..

I can see what you mean about the skill level required, as some of those notches are amazing & i would find then quite hard to do on a workbench. This seems be be several levels up from carving a spoon, which is a daunting enough task for newbies. Time I got myself a spoon knife & got started on this wood carving stuff.
Hey i didnt know even that there is some magazine article excisting either but then again ive seen these sticks on book and in youtube,i think and i thought id do one again to show it here as well,What do u talk about workbench?Something,to tighten your stick in to for doing the sticks notches etc?
ive thought that the right way is to hold the stick in your hand and then just work on it,caus eout there in the woods you sure wont have any clamps and workbenches along...atleast i hope so:lmao:
 

kimbo

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Well i found out that heres a trystick related thread so id like to post my version of it too.
Not the most prettiest finishing butstill.
I did it with factory stock,CRKT RSK MK5.
Now that is just showing off! goodjob
 

leaf man

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Think im getin a bit of chesnut when i walk th mutt today, and then make a mess in the front room for the missus.
Nice efforts by those brave enough to post, well done