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.