Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Walking Stick / Bludgeon

A while ago I carved a branch into a walking stick and stained it. I then created a tutorial on how to do so here. But since then, I've somewhat improved it as both a walking stick, and a club/bludgeon. The grip part of it is made up of three layers: duct tape (sticky side up), then a wrap of twine, and finally black hockey tape. The metal end is made up of two iron wires twisted together, then finally twisted around the end of the stick. The finished product almost looks like a combination of a medieval European weapon, and an Asian marshal arts staff/cane.


  1. Thanks for the interesting and informative blog on the walking stick. I cut branches from my palo verde tree yesterday to use for small table legs. I peeled the bark off and would appreciate knowing the length of time needed prior to attaching to the table.


  2. I found article source through this link after reaching your blog post I found that your images are missing. what's the problem? let me know please.

  3. Yes, Brian. What's the problem with the photos?

    Tell Aunty Betty I said hello.

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  5. I'm wondering if you have design's I could look at for my staff. I'm new at this, but I have done everything you have on here and would love some ideas if you could help???
    Thank you Sarah Tucker