Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Diamond Willow


This is one of my hobby's that I've had a lot of fun with for the last few years. I make fishing rod handles out of a wood called diamond willow. Its a mutated form of willow that grows in the swamps around here. It just looks like scrub brush that's dying, not impressive at all, but once its cut, peeled, dried, sanded and varnished it's quite beautifull. I've made fishing rod handles by the hundreds. I've also made walking sticks, canes, lamps, pitchers and mirror frames, fillet knife handles;and numerous other things. I sell them and make enough to re buy my supplies and a little profit. I have fun doing it but I've been slaking lately. But now ice fishing is over so I'm going to have to get at it some more. I have some people wanting some itemss but not much. Just something I do.

7 comments:

sulli said...

Thats a great hobby! I know that I love my fishing rods you've made and so does everyone Ive given them too...my friend loves loves loves the mirror you made for her!
Keep up the great work!

Bec said...

I love them too but just in case you forgot I'll leave you with my birthday list...one more lamp, an 8 by 10 picture frame and a mirror:)

Bec said...

I love them too but just in case you forgot I'll leave you with my birthday list...one more lamp, an 8 by 10 picture frame and a mirror:)

Jettied said...

hey have you ever made rain walking sticks? Where you turn them end on end and they make the sound like rain???

sulli said...

I think maybe your just chicken grandpa..you could borrow adams camera... down load the photos as you get them, and if you insist we could extend the contest a day for you. they are easy photos next time will be a little harder... you should join in, you and mom could team up...

lil bro said...

boaring!!!!

jettied said...

That header looks Wonderful!! Simply Wonderful!!!!