Oak and ash thumbstick.

Andy T

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Sep 8, 2010
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Oak top and ash shaft. The top took a while to do, the grip is a celtic knot and the spacers are leather and copper. It's got an eight mm stainless steel bar insert and glued with two part epoxy. It's been stained and sanded a few times before being given a few coats of boiled linseed oil. A few more coats over the next few days and it will be ready to go.
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Andy T

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Sep 8, 2010
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Stoke on Trent.
Thanks alot. You can just see underneath the grip some of the grain. It's like that all the way down, it's where i've sanded through one years growth into the one underneath.
 
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British Red

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Loving the carving - would you not call that a lyre stick rather than a thumb stick? Or is that just me? :)
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
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Of course :) I've always called that shape at the top a lyre shape = probably a Devon thing :)

Either way - love the knotwork!