Thanks for coming back to another drop of wooden lacrosse sticks on a Wednesday. Like always, I, the lead stick maker at Skaggs Wood Works and curator of WoodLacrosseSticks.com, show off whatever cool orders have come through my shop. This week features a little something special heading to Scotland.
I had to jump into the kitchen of the office, because with all the exciting work going on, it’s much quieter in here.
Today, I’m excited to show off the latest custom project to hit the shop, a uniquely designed WLS Twig for a member of the Scottish National Lacrosse Team.
When Willox hit me up, he told me that he wanted his school represented on it as well as the Scottish flag.
Now, (don’t judge me) I completely forgot what the Scottish flag looked like. After taking using the old Google machine to jog my memory, I remembered that the design is much simpler than I thought.
The simplicity and symmetry of the layout made it incredibly easy to burn onto the shaft of the stick. Just as well, the logo of his school turned out to be a gorgeous addition to the lower part of the handle.
I’m really happy with the way everything turned out from the top to the bottom. The flag, emblem, and name all complement each other in a very pleasing way.
I always respect any World Lacrosse player and the projects they send, but personally, this creation hit different. It quickly reminded me that we were actually supposed to go to Ireland with all of the international teams this year for the U-19 Championships.
Obviously, that is now out of the cards and unfortunately postponed, but I thought I’d bring you guys a stick in lieu of the world games. While I’m sure that the stick isn’t a very good consolation for that disappointment, I still thank Willox with all my heart for the opportunity to make this for him. It means a lot to me to have any player put trust in me with their sticks. I really hope he enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.
I’ll check you guys on the next project, and until then, take care. Keep laxin’!