Running Time: 80 mins
Alan Bateman is regarded as one of our leading experts on stick making and has won many competitions throughout the country. In this programme, Alan takes us through the fascinating process of carving a wood head from a basic block and demonstrates the various skills and techniques used in making both plain handles and special fancy heads.
Alan takes you, stage by stage through choosing raw shank, seasoning, and carving a hen pheasant head and shows you how you can apply the same principles to carve the head of your choice. He will show you with easy to follow instructions how, using only simple hand tools and with patience, you can produce artistic sticks of startling beauty.