Welcome back to Wood Stick Wednesday, my friends! Justin Skaggs checkin’ in from the Wood Lacrosse Sticks workshop. I’m very excited about this Wooden Stick Wednesday as it is quite a bit different from what I’m used to as a lacrosse player and a stickmaker.
The first Stickball set I ever saw belonged to Alf Jacques, who also happened to be the man who first taught me the craft of stick making.
When I held the set in my hands, I knew that this craft was far more vast than I had previously known.
The path I take as a stick maker is bound to be different than those of my teachers, Alf and Jack.
I learn with my hands. When I make something and show it to the world, it opens doors for me. It’s allowed for new knowledge and information I otherwise would not have had access to.
I make friends and have conversations that I never would have had. My path as a stick maker lies in learning all that I can, and making every type of stick that I am able to bend.
These are the first edition of my Stickball sticks. I’ve chosen to start with a Choctaw style set, and as I meet other stick makers, my sticks will change and evolve.
Let me know what you think I should try next in the comments below.
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