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Project by hunter71 posted 09-14-2018 07:00 PM 1321 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the period of a year I make quite a few walking sticks and canes. Every once in a great while I find that the wood tells me what to do. This was the case with this Mountain Laurel root I dug last fall. It hung half finished for months as I did not know what to do with it. Then it hit me and within a week or two it was done. Mostly power carved, this is a hard wood. Watered down acrylic paints, mixed as I went along for the effect. Semi gloss rattle can finish.

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#1 posted 09-14-2018 07:14 PM

I agree that the wood will eventually tell you what it want’s to be Doug! That is one cool looking walking stick I must say! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 08:29 PM

Ummm, you do realize it’s a good thing it’s 2018. If you had been waving that thing around in Salem Mass in 1692/93 you might have gotten too much attention because of it.

JK I like it, kinda edgy depending on who you run around with, but it certainly catches they eye.

Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 09-15-2018 11:34 AM

Well done….great find of the wood

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#4 posted 09-15-2018 01:53 PM

Creepy, and I can’t stop looking at it LOL. Love it mann

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#5 posted 09-15-2018 02:07 PM

it kind of scared me when I first looked at it …. but now I cant stop staring at it …. LOL GREAT JOB :<))

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#6 posted 09-15-2018 02:48 PM

I’ll second that Gr8hunter!!!
Kinda scary but very interesting.
It’s always interesting when the wood tells us where it wants to go.

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#7 posted 09-15-2018 09:59 PM

Excellent use of naturally shaped wood!



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#8 posted 09-15-2018 10:59 PM

I agree that the wood will eventually tell you what it want s to be Doug! That is one cool looking walking stick I must say! Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C

Very nice. I have had the wood command me more than once too!

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#9 posted 09-17-2018 05:58 AM

You’re a clever man Doug with the carving sir, but way too young for a stick of your own yet!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 09-19-2018 06:04 PM


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#11 posted 09-27-2018 02:59 PM

Very interesting and well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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