The three main processes are -
Straightening the shank of the walking sticks,
Fitting the ferrule,
Applying a varish finish.
Thumb walking sticks can be found in almost any trees but the best ones mostly come from Hazel or Blackthorn.
When selecting your walking sticks from your bundle of walking sticks the most importable thing for a thumb walking sticks is its height. What then is a appropriate height for a thumbstick? Given that everyone is a different height its better to ge longer so you cut to any height you require. One thing to remember is to have a convenient crutch for the owner to hold on to, the best way to determine the lenght is to measure for the aim pit (of the person it is being made for) to the ground. A thumb walking sticks cut at this height will be comfortable for the person, the height is usually between 50 - 55 inch.