May 30



Course fee: £135.00 Tutor: Dave Jackson

A one day course in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. No experience needed but a willingness  and  ability to use hand tools is essential.

Suitable for anyone with a bit of stick-making knowledge who would like to improve  and  learn some new tricks is also welcome.

Everyone who attends learns how to straighten a stick, make a steel rod/pin to join the handle to the shank  and  use simple tools to carve  and  shape the handle  and  shank to a finished stage. You will leave with a completed stick selecting to make a thumb stick or a carved hiking stick. There will also be the opportunity at the end of the course to purchase components/blanks for you to continue your new hobby at home if you desire.

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors  and  our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes)  and  a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed  and  allow students to learn more.

You will need to wear suitable clothing  and  footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a good level of manual dexterity on your fingers.