Aug 10, 2012, 02:56 PM
Twitko deserves the credit for the pearl inlay on the walnut and some others
he is a semi-professional luthier and a great musician
i am a semi pro-musician playing Larson guitars (twitko does also) and born in 1951= Larson1951
Aug 10, 2012 02:56 PM
Aug 10, 2012, 03:13 PM
I use a folding grabber because it saves on bending over. I do want to make a walking stick with probe that breaks down.
Aug 10, 2012, 03:33 PM
a machete sounds alright but with the amount of bone artifacts in this dirt.....a machete is known by boss man digger as an 'artifact buster'
do not mean any disrespect there Mr gator and Mr Austin
Aug 10, 2012, 05:34 PM
Well I guess ill share my new flipper..hand carved oak,with walnut stain and gave it a little native american pottery look...may and some mother of pearl inlay
Aug 10, 2012, 08:00 PM
I think the work twitko did on your flipping stick is awesome Steve, Some time in the future I'll send you some of my brew to share with your friend twitko,and the guys.I have some killer oak barrell wine,
Its 3 years old.
Aug 11, 2012, 05:44 AM
sounds good Lep,
that stick Gris is holding looks way cool
now i wish Twit would post images of his lucky stick
Aug 11, 2012, 08:23 PM
I did my 1st 60 miles on the AT earlier this year so I added my plaque, also added a mood ring I found hunting artifacts one day (maybe it will tell me the mood and give me a sign for finding artifacts haha) hope you enjoy! I get bored I get artsy
Aug 11, 2012, 09:12 PM
Wife and I use something made by Estwing. It is about 3 1/2' long, has a handle on one end and a forged clam shell type scoop( with holes in it) on the ground end. They were made for gathering agates from Lake Superior because of the cold water. We call them scoops. I have probably 50+ mano's because of the scoops because I am constantly flipping rocks over.
On side note I stopped at a yard sale here in Michigan and found an aluminum cane with one of those clam shell scoops on the end. The woman said her husband had then cast and was going to try and sell them but they didn't sell well. I bought all she had for $5.00 each and took them to the rock club in New Mexico and sold them for the same price that I bought them.
You may be able to google Estwing rock scoops to see what they look like but they really work good for those long 8 hour days out on the desert looking for "stuff".
Last edited by Jon Stewart; Aug 11, 2012 at 09:24 PM.
Aug 11, 2012, 09:29 PM
You guy's custom crafted sticks really look cool.I never used a stick until I got my wife interested in hunting. I made her one,then later,made me one.They are both made from discarded golf clubs.On one,I cut the head off and pinned a stainless rod into the shaft,with a point ground on it.The other shaft was some odd diameter,so I threaded the inside and screwed and pinned a stainless bolt into it,and cut the head off and ground a point on it.Kinda of a bubba deal,but she's happy with it. Lightman
Aug 11, 2012, 09:34 PM
I use a metal golf club shaft that was given to me by a close friend several years ago. She has since went to her reward but every time I get the stick out I think of her and thank her.
It is good when walking a field and I see something off my path. I plunge the shaft into the dirt to mark my place, then I check out the piece in question.
Aug 12, 2012, 10:37 AM
Aug 12, 2012, 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by larson1951
Aug 12, 2012, 01:02 PM
I should have said about the machete I only use it at quarry sites or places where there is really no bone to speak of. I wouldn't dare use it on a sensitive site.
Aug 13, 2012, 12:30 AM
Granddaughter's & mine
These are the first two I made. The stick "pre-forms" came from Steve. Both have been broken (wrong flippin' technique) and fixed. They both still work pretty good.
Aug 13, 2012, 03:28 AM
hey cool man
both are walnut , right thanks for posting i wanted mac232 to see these...he is having me make him 3 sticks probably walnut
Aug 17, 2012, 10:27 PM
Larson, what do you wrap the handles with and how do you get it so tight. The stick I use my wife gave me years ago and was hand made by someone in Louisiana, I think. Don't really know where she got it. I'll post some picks of it when I get home in a couple weeks.
Aug 17, 2012, 11:51 PM
update coming on the latest sticks made for mac232 and i will show the handle wrap and the walnut stick detail with
then place them on a midden for 24 hours so they can absorb the mojo
Aug 18, 2012, 11:00 AM
I've tried ski poles and modified golf clubs, but had issues with them. I mainly just use fresh "beaver sticks" - there's an endless supply and you don't have to worry about messing it up if you have to put the beat down on slithering water demons.
Aug 18, 2012, 02:05 PM
Here is what i use for creek and river. Works well in the field too. Gets me into deeper holes in the river without getting in 3 or 4 ft of water. Especially in the winter. Just a slotted spoon from walmart. Got a flexable one since the metal and hard plastic has snapped on me before. Wrapped with 12 lb test fishing line and super glue and notched into the stick itself then tightly wrapped with electrical tape. This has lasted 3 years so far and has picked up quite a few points. Somehow i still come home with a sore back.
Aug 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
Nice... now I like that one. No fluff. That scoop is great.
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