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Rope Twist Red Oak Wood Shaft Fritz Handle 36" Walking Hiking Stick Cane Staff For Sale
For those who have been watching my cane listings for RIBBON TWIST with BALL HANDLEand RIBBON TWIST withFRITZ HANDLE, be advised that I've had to end those listings, due to having sold out of the items. I will be able to re-list them in two to four weeks when the next batch will be ready.To be sure you don't miss the re-listing, it would be a good idea to subscribe to my newsletter which will announce when they are available again. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST and for being such loyal customers!
This isone of aseries of more or less conventionalsticks / canes that I'm offering here on . Theselistings are all 36" stickswith a shaftdiameter of 1 3/16 at the top end of the shaft and 15/16" at the bottom end. They are allturned from Appalachian RED OAK. TheOak has all been kiln dried,milled and 'shop acclimated' for three years, then turned in two operationstothe finished diameter to assure straight shafts, methods Iused when building cue sticks.At this point in their evolution, the shafts are separated into two basic categories: those intended for rope twist embellishment like the one offered in this listing and those deemed best suited for other, less 'invasive' fancy work such as flutes and ribbon twists.
PLEASE NOTE: This stickcertainly can be used for 'reasonable' support, while keeping the limitations of the design in mind. A LOT of wood has been removed to create the double rope twist design and therefore the stick is considerabley weaker than a solid shaft of the same overall diameter.. Prudent use for support is recommended!
Please be aware that special care has been takenin order to achieve andmaintaina high level of integrity in the finished piece...whether it is a utilitarian stick or a more 'showy' stick better suited to the opera or theater scene. This commitment toahigh level ofquality is a standard and promise here at Whisky Ridge Trail Gear. AND all owners of Whisky Ridge sticks are ensured of continuing support should there ever be a problem. Initial purchase comes with an absolute30 day return policy.
Though relatively strong, I would class this model in the 'showy' category, IT'LL TURN HEADS!
The specs of this piece are:
SHAFT:(Red Oak) Diameter:1 3/16" at the top, 15/16" at the foot; it is embellished with a two lead rope twist.
HANDLE:A NEW STYLE, SOLID ALUMINUM (not hollow cast) 'FRITZ' TYPE HANDLE, attached to the shaft with a 3/8-16 post andT6 ALUMINUM COLLAR. This shaft/collar system is completely compatible with all of my handled sticks...(they are all
FOOT: is a conventional white (shown in photos) rubber tip, 7/8" ID. A black tip is available in my store
FINISH: finished with oil (heated,immersion) for a protective, non-gloss, velvety feel. Buyer/Owner could add a hard shell (epoxy, lacquer, polyurethane, varnish) finish after purchase.
VERY LIGHT WEIGHT!RED OAKis ahandsome and pretty strong and resilient wood,good for a stick or cane; it'smoderate weight keeps it from beingtoo heavy in the handfor everyday use, and withthe use of aircraft ALUMINUM for the handle, even though it is a solid casting, these sticks arevery light weight: (mostweigh in at around 1pound)foreasy use!
Individual sticks from this seriesof6 maybeoffered at sale AND fixed price beginning now until they want tocheck out theseindividual listingsasspecial detailswill belisted and shown in photos(click on: ).
Various length shafts, with various carved and turned enhancements,as well asvarious carved and turned handleswill be offered over the next few weeks/months. With different length shafts, your stick might serve anotherfamily memberor friend. This wasinspired partly by a customer who wanted different height sticks for different terrain...his vacation itinerarytook himfirst through prairie like conditions whilefollowing a riverand thenmountainous terrain in South Americathe summer of 2012.
THIS SHAFT WILL FIT the top end (handles) ofBraveheart I, II andIII STICKS, (for the select few of you that have them :-). Buy the shaft (listed separately) and use it with your BH III top end!
Please view the photos, review the information above, and pleaseASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, I'll do my very best toanswer promptly!
Thoughts on walking sticks, canes, walking staffs, shepherd's crooks, etc.: You might, like I did, begin wondering about the history of these objects. I think that maybein the here-to-fore bygones, you didn't have to have an infirmity to need or want something to lean on or fall back on. Everybody carried a stick! Practical and Fashionable. it not only helped over rough terrain and tight spots, but was also a reassurance when confronting ice, mean animals, bad guys, and maybe even dragons! Psychologically, who doesn't feel just a tad more in control of his or her own destiny while carrying a stick? Whether a peasant, a peddler, a court magician, or the queen herself, we all feel a wee bit safer when armed with more than wits alone.
This, of course, leadsthe imaginationinto the realm of speculation: if everyone is carrying a stick of one size and shape, wouldn't it be wise to carrya bigger stick? or a more imposing one? Perhaps one complex enough to distract an adversary... or even one with magical powers? In this more-or-less real world, I wondered what kind of detailing, if any, could enhance and decorate the sticks. . . and I'm dancing as fast as I can exploring the possibilities!
By the way, I'm a woodturner by vocation, making almost any and all kinds of turned wood objects on my lathes. I've made things as small as push-pins and as large as columns (26 feet tall for a government building in California). I'm often responsible for designing and crafting architectural turned parts such as stair balusters and newel posts, furniture parts such as legs, pedestals, stretchers, lamps and lighting fixtures, spindles of all sorts, simply turned or embellished with flutes, spirals or other ornamentation. Mywood turningranges from the mundane (such as tool handles) to the artistic; seven of my 'latheart' works are in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other institutions as well as many private collections. Because I thoroughly enjoy what I do, I'm constantly looking for new turning opportunities...the spurtles and honey dippers, hiking sticks and all of the turnedobjectsin my store are perfect examples! I'm creating something fun, decorative and useful for people to enjoy, making a little green to stay on the planet, and having a whole lot of fun in the process.
I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.. . that's why I have a 30 day return policy, and I will honor it cheerfully if you are not completely satisfied with the transaction.
If youwant to ordera special needsstick, or one of a special size, please check the other listings in my store first. Contact me if you don't see what you need.
THAT SAID, PLEASE
CONTACT ME THROUGH MESSAGE WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS BEFORE PURCHASE. I'D BE PLEASED TOTRY TOACCOMMODATE YOUR SPECIAL REQUESTS!
BEFORE ORDERING, READ THE STICK DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY...AND SCRUTINIZE THE PHOTOS!
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Rope Twist Red Oak Wood Shaft Fritz Handle 36" Walking Hiking Stick Cane Staff: $57