Carved Walking Sticks

Tom Moore is a retired logger, farmer and lifelong resident of Wabeno. He began carving walking sticks sitting around a bonfire with friends. When finished, he would use them for tending the fire and then throw them into the fire.  A friend suggested he should sell them and that began his post retirement career.  Tom’s favorite wood to work with is waterlogged Diamond willow because of the multiple colors and intricate patterns of the wood. He also searches for Bird’s eye maple, white birch and black walnut, though any interesting piece of wood will do. He will describe how he chooses the sticks  and demonstrate how he creates his walking stick designs.