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- XML “Old Crafts - A Walking Stick”
- XML “Old Crafts - Shoeing Horses”
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- (continued from previous page)popular are the ash and the blackthorn. A brier is said to make a lovely stick. If you get a stick with a natural turn it is easy to make a nice walking stick. If you get a stick without a natural turn you have to tie a cord like this, but not so much at first, untill a nice
turn is made. Then you must season it for about three months. Sometimes the stick breaks in this way.
The best way of all is to steam it. Tie a cord around the top and bend it, not too much at first. Then put it over boiling water for a while. When seasoning it, leave the cord still on it. All sticks should have the twigs cut off. When seasoned a paint of varnish would make it look well.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- My father often makes horseshoes and shoes our own horses.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.