Worry Stick

Editor's Choice - Oct 28, 2014

I always seem to have small pieces of waste laying around. This is a small piece of rock maple that I trimmed and sanded to 4000 grit then polished using a piece of ebony. I made one for the wifey last week for her to have as a stress reliever. Like the old days when people used a rosary or worry beads to rub between the thumb and forefinger. She would take the first one to work and use it while trying to collect bills from clients. The next day I had requests from the rest of her staff. So I made another six. Every day I have people stop in the workshop for various reasons and the more people who see these little things the more I am making. People seem to be engaged with them as soon as they pick them up. The smoothness has a lot to do with it but the thumb movement has a calming effect. Easy to make, cheap and easy to stick in a pocket, if you can put it down!

Woods: hard maple

Tools: knife sand paper

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

1,335 views

14 1
Share Tweet Pin it Embed
Follow

14 Comments

Moment ...

Very nice Thorreain , I have a few rocks similar to this ,collected over the
years and the feel of them does have a calming effect . Nice that you were able to
to make some for your wife and her friends and share the sensations .

Brian ...

Great idea and a nice story to go with it.

lanwater ...

That’s a good idea.
I use the Chinese balls.

Manitario ...

I like this! I have a pair of smooth, thin river rocks that I carry around for the same purpose.

Mike40 ...

A new idea to me, but not much different than petting an animal, which can also be calming.

Bentlyj ...

“I use the Chinese balls.”
Must be awkward to have a little China-man with you all of the time. :)

Here is my fingerdoodle

Thorreain ...

Thanks for the comments everyone. It seems that I’m doing these things every day now. Everyone on here can relate as well.

Shin ...

That is SO cool! Don’t have any Maple around, but I do have some Walnut. Might have to make me one.

Thorreain ...

I’ve even made some from ebony!

Thorreain ...

They are about 1/8" thick or more 1" x2" and have a 45 deg chamfer around one face, sanded to 4000 grit. Very smooth. Then rubbed.

Andrewmc420 ...

I’ve had really severe anxiety since I was 8 years old, and after being put on every type of anxiety Med known to man/woman, its been the Worry Stick that has brought me through the many many sick times in the past 27 yearsツ You are doing such a great thing for others around you, by making these bud. Keep up the amazing worK. _

Thorreain ...

Thank you. I am currently up to 60 of these little gems, they are even available at my own therapists office and they have given away over a dozen. Thanks for the kind words and for passing this information along to those that need help and have found relief is such a small thing.

Thorreain ...

I am still making these, fantastic stress relief!

a1jim ...

Unique idea.

More Creations Thorreain

Worry Stick