Heritage Skills: Walking Stick Making

Learn the basics of making a wooden handled walking stick with tutor Stuart Lawrence.

In this workshop you will use traditional tools such as files, sandpaper and stickpress and learn how to straighten a stick using either a steam box or a heat gun depending on numbers in the class at the time. You will be taught the basic techniques to create your own stick which you will take home with you. The skills you will learn are:

1. Straightening the shank.
2. Dressing knots.
3. Making a peg joint.
4. Preparing the handle.
5. Gluing the handle to the shank and adjusting if necessary.
6. Handle shaping.
7. Finishing the stick.

£25 for materials should be brought to the course and paid to the trainer on the day.

There are no charges for courses if you are unemployed or in full time education, (proof required*). If there is charge for materials you will be expected to pay this and cash should paid to the trainer on the day.

*See Terms and Conditions in event description

Meal breaks: Please bring a packed lunch and a flask.

Location: Rusland Reading Rooms, Rusland LA12 8JT

Directions: Take the turning signed Grisedale from the A590 at Haverthwaite.

After 1/4 mile turn right towards Grisedale. At Rusland Hall turn left follow the road keeping right at the next junction the Reading Rooms are on the left.

Age Limit: Courses are designed for 18years and over. If
you are under 18, please contact us on rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk
to discuss other opportunities.

Weather:

It is your instructor's responsibility to ensure your safety. In the event of exceptionally poor or dangerous weather conditions the course may need to be cancelled.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.oaks@btinternet.com or your instructor if you have any questions.

FAQs

Terms and Conditions

Course Fees - Concessions

Courses are free if you are unemployed or are in full time education. These discounts relate to course fees only, materials costs still apply. Money for materials should be brought to the course and given to the trainer directly on the day.

Applying for the Unemployment or Student Discount

If you want to apply for the unemployment, or student discount, please send us proof of your eligibility within seven days of your booking a course. You can send this to us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.co.uk or send via post to:

Sharon Callaghan, Rusland Horizons, LDNPA Southern Office, Saunderpot, Haverthwaite, LA12 8AB,

If you have not supplied proof within the required seven days, you will be charged the full amount for the course.

We can accept copies of the following documents:

Job Seekers

Proof that you are receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Letter on headed paper from your JobCentre Plus confirming your status

Students

Student Card
Certificate of student status provided by your university, college or school.
Letter on headed paper signed by your tutor, head tutor, dead of department or University / College administration staff member.

Cancellation

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us 30 days of the course start date that you are unable to attend.

We are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

© Rusland Horizons 2017. All rights reserved.
Rusland Horizons is a Landscape Partnership funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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