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    wood for a walking stick

    I want to make about 3 walking sticks. I will need
    a, 2, inch x 2, inch, x 4, foot piece of wood. I don't know how rare these woods.
    but I ould like, a piece of teak, rosewood, black rosewood, and, red lauan.
    I live in BanChang, so I would like to buy here, Rayong, or Pattaya.

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    List of wood kinds / Thai names:
    Mai sisiet nua =Mimosa (Acacia catechu)
    Mai makha = Black rosewood or Monkey Pod Tree (Afzelia xylocarpa)
    Gaang luang = Persian Silk Tree (Albizia chinensis)
    Mai krabak yai = Korth. (Anisoptera costata)
    Mai saake = Breadfruit (Artocarpus communis)
    Mai kanun = Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
    Mai ngiu = Cotton Tree (Bombax ceiba)
    Mai chayapruek = Laburnum (Cassia fistula)
    Mai ma prao = Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
    Mai daang = Rosewood (Dalbergia parviflora)
    Mai ma klua = Ebony(Diospyros mollis)
    Mai yang = Indian ash (Dipterocarpus)
    Mai yukalip = Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp)
    Mai ni krot = Fig Tree (Ficus bengalensis)
    Mai dton bo = Sacred Fig or Bo Tree(Ficus religiosa)
    Mai para = Pará Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
    Mai takhien = White Thingan (Hopea odorata)
    Mai tong bung = Tualang (Koompassia excelsa)
    Mai ma muang = Mango (Mangifera caloneura)
    Mai champa = Magnolia(Michelia champaca)
    Mai dton son = Pine (Pinus kesiya, merkusii)
    Mai pradu = New Guinea Rosewood or Narra Wood (Pterocarpus indicus)
    Mai ching chun = Siamese Rosewood (Pterocarpus macrocarpus)
    Mai gong gang = Mangrove (Rhizophora mucronata)
    Mai cham churee -Rain tree (Samanea samana)
    Mai daang = Taengwood 'Balau' (Shorea obtusa)
    Mai rang = Red Lauan (Shorea siamensis)
    Mai gong gang = Mangrove(Sonneratia sp)
    Mai makam = Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
    Mai sak = Teak (Tectona grandis)
    Mai daeng = Burma Ironwood(Xylia xylocarpa)

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    i hike a fair bit and carry a stick, good for the knees when coming down slopes and useful for fending off the dogs.

    i use a stick that i made from a length of bamboo i found whilst walking, about the width of bike handlebars and about 4 feet long i put a metal ferrule on one end and a rubberised motorcycle handgrip on the other and it has served me well for 4 years.
    its not heavy, scares off the dogs and can beat down any thorny foliage or medium sized branches that get in my way.

    it has patinated nicely into a dark reddish brown and never cracked or warped.

    bamboo in thai is maai pai, ไม้ไผ่


    teak would look good if polished, but might be a bit heavy to use as a walking stick.

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    walking stick

    I do a lot of walking and recently developed a crook knee. Cut myself a length of green bamboo a little bit thicker than my thumb. Its now dried out and is just about the best walking stick i have ever had. Make sure you cut just below the knot at the bottom and above the knot at the top.

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    A lot of old men come to Thailand looking for wood; sometimes they find it


    anyway, teak is easy, just find an old window/shutter frame and use that

    the others are more rare but can be found in recycling yards

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    Iron Bamboo -- technically giant grass and not wood -- has a tremendous strength-to-weight ratio making the Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick simultaneously one of the lightest and strongest walking staffs we carry. Thanks to iron bamboos thick walls, durability, ruggedness, and smooth, natural surface, the Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick is an easy-to-handle, reliable staff for those looking for a long term hiking aid. The Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick is available in a natural finish that is sanded smoothly and sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer; the staff is also available in a popular red finish and an elegant black finish, each with a protective clear coat lacquer. Like all of our walking sticks and canes, the Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick can be personalized with laser engraving, making the staff uniquely yours. The Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick comes in one of four sizes: 41-inches (primarily a childs size), 48-inches, 55-inches, and 58-inches. The staff also comes with a standard rubber ferrule for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. Like all of our handcrafted products, the Free Form Iron Bamboo Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials and time-tested methods.
    Irish Walking Sticks - Walking Sticks

    good site for ideas and info about wood types and suitability.

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    sabaii sabaii
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    Get down to Pattaya if you want wood
    Loads of crotches under 5 foot down there

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    judging by the blokes nik, I don't think bamboo would be what he wants

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    ...also have a crook knee... thought about bamboo and various other woods around the farm..currently use long handled machete thing..

    ...I think maybe a root would be good ...rubber?

    ...then make the stick ......555

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