Knob Walking sticks are known as country walking sticks, normally used for casual walking. The knob always has a nice comfortable feel in the hand, knob walking sticks are also very strong and can be used as a walking aid.
First Step you will need a marker or pencil and a hand saw. The easy way to start knob walking sticks is to make out the shape of the knob walking sticks on the bark, just flowing the line of the shaft. Have a look at the image on the left. As long as it looks like a knob that is fine. This will be the start of your walking sticks.
Cutting The Knob:
Next is to cut the handle with a hand saw. Follwing the lines you have marked on the walking sticks. Two or Three cuts should be enough, don't stay to close to the lines you should be leaving the lines on when you finish cutting. Any type of hand saw wil do. Now you are ready to carved out the knob of your walking sticks.
Carving or Rasping:
When you have the handle cut out of your walking sticks the next step is to rasp or carve out the rest. The best way is to first rasp the handle on the walking sticks down to the lines that were marked on in step 1, taking the straight edges of when you cut the handle with the hand saw. The thing to remember is the handle should be round for all angles, don't just round the handle in one way. Have a look at the pisture on the lastr step for better view. Now you are ready to sand your walking sticks
Just follwing on from the last step this is what the walking sticks should look like when you are finished rasping, just take your time and try to get the same shape as this one. All the walking sticks need a nice smooth round handle.
Sanding your walking sticks is very important thats way i like to use the sanding pad. It is very flexible and can sand round handles very well. Starting with the P60 sand paper take the rough edges off and any scratches of the walking sticks handle. The sanding doesn't shape the handle so it is important to have the shape made already with the rasp, each walking sticks are differant. Keep doing the same thing each time using a differant grid of sand paper. After the P60 use the P100 and then to finish with a smooth surface for painting use the P180.
Also give the walking sticks shank a bit of sanding it doesn't have to be as well done as the handle just a light sanding with P100 and P180 sand paper.
Now your walking sticks are ready for painting.
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