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#1 Baxter

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:52 PM

Well I have some time on my hands as of late, being mister mom and all, so I decided to make a set of shooting/waliking sticks. First I found some nice strong but light wood and sanded it down and put some Thompsons deck waterseal on them. I believe the wood is birch. I sanded with 80 grit then 200, cleaned with mineral spirits and applied six coats of Thompsons. Posted ImagePosted Image Inbetween coats I let dry for a couple of hours and hit it with a scuffing pad and last coat, over night, and went over it with a sponge. I knew I was going to need some sort of padding so I wouldn't make noise or scratch my precious ar and I had just the thing, an old work boot. Told the wife there was a reason I never threw it away.Posted Image Trimmed it up with my recently sharpened cheapo knife and started the test fitting.Posted Image It still needed some trimming to get a nice clean and tight fit, with loops covering the exposed wood.Posted Image Once I finished that, they had to be waterproofed too, so out came the mink oil. I forgot I had all this stuff. Applied generously and put in baggie for tonight and will finish tomorrow.Posted Image Stay tuned.....

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:23 AM

Aren't you en route to Fresno today?

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:37 AM

Baxter,Jest wondering if you read VarmintAl's shooting stick write up.Seems like you're making shooting sticks that may become family heirlooms. Have fun & don't forget to post your shooting results.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

I didn't read Al write up, I might have to though. I am en- route to Fresburg tomorrow.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:28 PM

Continued. Drilled and mounted my hardware, with adjustability,Posted ImageAlso added old boot loops to the top of each stick with some nails I had.Posted Image Wrapped old Georgia farm and ranch boot leather around sticks and secured with nails, I might need to go back and put some glue in some places. All and all I think they came out real nice, and probably under $10 bucks. Thanks for looking.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageCoyotes Beware.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:31 PM

They came out great. :good:

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

Man, those look great. What is the height of the crotch when you spread them for use?

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

Thanks. Sitting on my butt, they are 22", the useable length in from 26" to about 16", but 16" is pushing it.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

Looking Good ! Drill some holes in the bottoms of the legs and epoxy some 20D nails and yer ready! Good looking Sticks!

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:38 PM

They came out great. :good:

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:20 PM

THanks Ornery and Thumper. Would the Nails be for bite? I was going to cut a wedge and maybe stain the wood darker. Probably give them to my Pops a Fathers Day present to, hope he likes them.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

They cam out very nice.I like the leather ends.Mine are not that nice I just used intube rubber.Also if you can find some 1 inch thick bamboo they make some nice standing shooting sticks. They are strong+ light .

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

Very cool! Nice job, I am sure your Pops will like them.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:07 AM

Those turned out great!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:30 PM

THanks Ornery and Thumper. Would the Nails be for bite? I was going to cut a wedge and maybe stain the wood darker. Probably give them to my Pops a Fathers Day present to, hope he likes them.

The nails will help get a good bite on the harder soils.Just cut the heads off and epoxy them into place. Looking good!

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:11 PM

Also handy for picking up trash...

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

FirstBadger, check these out! Are you taking orders?

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:11 AM

Really nice. I would love a set like that. Have to get hoppin here around thehouse and try my hand

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

Those sure are nice - now you need the perfect rifle to shoot off of them, I'm thinking a Sharps 45-90 with a tang sight...

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

Very good i think i will copy that.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:42 AM

Nice!!!

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

Im not going to lie I came on this post to talk poop to you about being a cheap ass but im not going to deny that those are pretty bad ass. Now i want to make some just because its cool to make your own stuff especialy when it turns out that good.




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