Carved Elk Button Hiking Stick

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Project by knottysticks posted 03-08-2010 09:08 PM 2249 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every time I looked into my ‘elk button box’ this strange looking button would stand out yelling ‘take me , take me’ [whats a elk button] . But it looked just plain weird so of coarse I mount it to the top of a piece of diamond willow. After reflection I came to my senses , it was just too strange [see picture 6]. So go to plan B , I carved , bear, eagle, salmon and coyote – animals from native american myth legends onto the antler tines. As fate would have it , shortly there after a friend stops by wanting a stick for a local elder. The diamond willow shaft is 56 inchs tall , with a brass tip on the bottom. A spacer of caragana sits between the elk button and the shaft. SOLD

Wood – Diamond Willow ,Caragana.
Bottom – Brass tip
Finish – Wipe-on polyurethane
Elk Antler [what is a elk button check it out here- ]

Thank you for your interest.


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#1 posted 03-08-2010 09:12 PM

Thats really nice

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 10:46 PM

Wow, nice work

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 11:07 PM

Very nice details….

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#4 posted 03-09-2010 12:19 AM

I love it

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#5 posted 03-09-2010 02:27 AM

Nice carving!

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#6 posted 03-09-2010 05:09 AM

The detail work on this is great. Thank you for sharing!

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#7 posted 03-09-2010 06:58 AM

Gracias por compartir tu trabajo, excelente. Realmente mis felicitaciones.

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#8 posted 03-09-2010 10:26 AM

This is very nice. Is the dust particularly bad while carving these?

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 03:26 PM

Hi Miles125 , yes the dust is nasty and you don’t want this stuff in your lungs . So you must wear a respirator or dust mask while carving and particularly when sanding with fine sandpaper grits .

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#10 posted 03-09-2010 08:47 PM

wow fantastic carving, grand stick

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