Blackthorn lore and the art of making walking sticks by John Murchie Douglas

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StatementJohn Murchie Douglas.
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Number of Pages80
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ISBN 100907526160

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Get this from a library. Blackthorn lore and the art of making walking sticks. [John Murchie Douglas]. Stickmaking using blackthorn: how to turn knobbly, unpromising looking sticks or roots into fine, interesting walking sticks of various types.

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This is truly a unique, informative and entertaining little book all about making walking sticks using Blackthorn - full of technical advice and tips (from plant identification to the finished product) to help you regardless of your level of expertise in this field/5(38).

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Mint new unread hardback. Book Title Author Publisher ISBN No. In Print American Folk Art Canes George H Meyer Washington University Press A Blackthorn, Lore & the art of making Walking Sticks.

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Blackthorn walking sticks are used as both a cane and a fashion accessory. Many people collect walking sticks. This wood was used for walking sticks because of its sturdiness. In ancient times in Ireland, the Blackthorn walking stick was. Buy Blackthorn Lore and the Art of Making Walking Sticks by John Murchie Douglas from Waterstones today.

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Made from the extremely durable Irish blackthorn wood, these sticks make a truly wonderful walking companion.

A lighter stick will be ideal for a brisk stroll - great for controlling a dog and pushing away wild brambles. Whereas a heavier stick can be a serious means of self-protection.

Blackthorn, a resilient and hearty wood, has been used to make weapons for centuries because of its resistance to warping. Although the shillelagh is thought to be Irish, according to Anthony Bluett, it was an English writer who coined the name for Irish walking sticks.

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Varnish, oil or wax as the feeling takes you. Add a ferrule if you want to, either metal or rubber and enjoy your stick. If you feel like having a go and want more information then I recommend a book by Andrew Jones and Clive George entitled Stick Making a Complete Course published by.

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A good reference book on Balckthorn is 'Blackthorn Lore and the art of making Walking Sticks by John Murchie Douglas ISBN 0 16 0. I attach a few pics of Blackthorn sticks that I've made. As for that souvenir you may have picked up at the airport - the short, stubby cudgel which often sports a green bow and a nifty painted shamrock - sorry, it's not a shillelagh, it's a sham.

"Oh. an Irishman's heart is as stout as shillelagh, It beats with delight to chase sorrow and woe. Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes a. Toggle navigation Menu Shop About Us Shipping the following extract from the foreword by phil drabble says it all: ". the shaft and ferrule are made of walnut wood.

walking stick making books - GWO Good working order (GWO) Photos taken in macro mode so all defects are more visible. The wood of the blackthorn is traditionally used in Ireland to make shillelaghs, a walking stick-shaped club, originally used as a weapon to settle a score and now a symbol of heritage among many people of Irish descent throughout the world.

The logo of the Boston Celtics, for example, portrays a leprechaun leaning on a shillelagh. A Treat in Store by David, Sally and Murchie, Annie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - My creations and the wife tweeds. USA blackthorn - posted in General Walking Stick Discussion: Hey guys and gals if there are any.

Anyone know of some American grown sources of blackthorn. I cant get unfinished shanks imported and apparently its classified as an invasive species in New York so growing it myself is a no no. Any info would be great.

Thanks. A shillelagh (/ ʃ ɪ ˈ l eɪ l i / shi-LAY-lee or / ʃ ɪ ˈ l eɪ l ə / shi-LAY-lə; Irish: sail éille or saill éalaigh [ˈsalʲ ˈeːl̠ʲə], "thonged willow") is a wooden walking stick and club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty blackthorn stick with a large knob at the top.

It is associated with Ireland and Irish folklore. Other spelling variants include shillelah. The Celtic other use for the Staff or walking stick or Shillelagh was as a Cudgel combining supportiveness and a way of fending off people in self defense, this you can remember when anybody tries to beat you down or suppress those new creative thoughts and aspirations, a the Blackthorn also is sin ominous with standing up for ones rights.

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- Vintage cane walking stick - made from knobby Blackthorn Sloe root. It is old, with a lot of character, presumably from Ireland. CONDITION: Very good.

It does show some wear (peeling bark here and there). Otherwise, it is very straight and durable. Measures 35. To make a walking stick, start by finding a fairly straight, inch thick stick that's about as tall as the distance between the floor and your armpit. If it's taller than that, you can cut it to size.

Once you've found a stick, whittle off the bark and any twigs or bumps using a knife. When you're finished, let your walking stick dry for 2 Views: K.

“The Walking-Stick Forest,” by Anna Tambour is a short story set sometime soon after World War I in Scotland. The central character, not really the protagonist, is a war veteran who creates walking sticks from blackthorn trees, artfully manipulating the stalks like one would a bonsai/5(22).

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Today's version of the Irish Shillelagh is a walking stick or cane but, to the ancient Irish, the shillelagh was their weapon of choice. The Gaelic bata, or fighting stick, would have been made from oak, blackthorn, ash or holly.

CS91PBS: Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick Cold Steel. The Blackthorn bush is found throughout Ireland and the British Isles. It has been prized for centuries as a material for premium walking sticks. The original Blackthorn sticks were 2 to 4 foot long Irish shillelaghs (the national weapon of rural Ireland).

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