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A Star Wars themed walking stick.    

A New Lightsaber Walking Stick

Not long ago, in a small workshop far, far away…

It was a period of unrest in the woodworking world. With new technologies entering a galaxy of century-old traditions, the woodworking world was in a period of great change. At a remote base deep in the woods of the Great Northwest, a lone rebel faced a daunting challenge: to merge a traditional walking stick with a Star Wars Jedi Knight’s Lightsaber.

Related: Star Wars: Wood Episode II

The Challenge

It’s fair to say that I like challenges. Actually, I love them. From a designer’s perspective, challenges are the motivators we use to create new things. This challenge, as is often the case, started out with a simple need.

My terrific next-door neighbor Ron, with his dog Eli, go out for walks several times a day. Unlike a flat urban environment, we live on the edge of a very tiny, heavily wooded Puget Sound waterfront community.


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