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One of a kind--Walking Sticks taught by Mark Sturgis


About ten years ago, Mark Sturgis found an interest in carving wood.  He began carving with a chain saw, moved to a hand grinder and is now developing his craft with a hand-held rotary tool. This has given him the chance to enter a whole new journey in carving.


Hi, folks!  I'm Mark Sturgis and I'm now carving staffs, canes, walking sticks, knives, pool sticks, wands, gun stocks, etc.  Lately, I've focused more on the canes, staffs, and walking sticks.  In the fall, I hunt for the sticks which are wrapped and twisted by wild grape vines. After drying for a few months, the journey of creating each unique stick beings


After joining the Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarvers Club, I began showing the members my work which had only ever been seen by family and friends.  Their great support and guidance has given me inspiration and fellowship.  I am now putting together classes through the organization.  If you are interested in taking one of my classes, please contact the club at


Please remember, each twisted stick is the only one of its kind in the world, and once carved, even more so.

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