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Occasionally during the years I was making furniture I was able to find time to make smaller scale, more personal items, usually for friends or family members as gifts. For a while it was birdfeeders, however they continually became more complex, so I wound up making different types of projects after a while..
Our family has always enjoyed hiking, so on our first official vacation I made up a walking stick for my son, who was 4 at the time. I eventually got around to making one for myself, then another, then another... Every so often I'll sketch out a new one I really like and will just make it up, so now need build a stand to hold them all..
My son and I and 3 walking sticks were (very) briefly featured in an infomercial for Dremel Tools in 2008. I also won a spot in Car and Driver magazine's 10 best feature in Jan. 2008. They included a picture of one of my sticks in the article, as well as my son's bed.