Leo's carved staff

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Project by TJ65 posted 09-19-2018 09:10 AM 1512 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just delivered this newly finished staff to it’s delighted new owner.
Leo’s staff on youtube as it is much easier to see, especially the carved areas

Although this carving was done out of love, it was not an easy one for me to do. The figures in particular were difficult, as I have never carved people before. The other problem I encountered was finding appropriate pictures. I settled on silhouettes however that was a very stupid move as there was no detail whatsoever and I then had to find relevant material to work from to add the details into the existing carved figures.
Having to somehow blend the two very different subjects of martial arts and Austria was also a concern but I think I managed to do this by putting a grip between the subjects and then using the same colours in each section to bring it all together.
I have known the recipient all my life and so it was very important to me to see this stick through even though at times it really was very irritating. Thankfully it all came together in the end.

If you are interesting in seeing progress pictures of Leo’s staff I have put an album on my Facebook page

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 09:17 AM

Magnificant 3D efects and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-19-2018 10:18 AM

Very nicely done, it is inspiring, I will have to try it myself, thank you for showing, and sharing your art.

-- andrek

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 01:07 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 01:10 PM

You did a wonderful job on this project. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-19-2018 01:26 PM

Your skill is outstanding. beautiful staff.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 01:35 PM

You did a superb job, it looks awesome.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 09-19-2018 01:40 PM


You have really pushed yourself to a NEW HIGH LEVEL!

Again… Just AWESOME!! Fantastic…

In full Black Belt style, you really Nailed it!

Your Facebook link, however, did NOT show ANYTHING about Leo’s staff…
... ... just a bunch of beautiful Flowers… BUT, nothing about Leo’s staff…
... can you please FIX it?

Thank you very much… You are doing a GREAT, Magnificent, job!
Thank you for sharing again!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 09-19-2018 07:54 PM

Nice job. Looks good.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 09-19-2018 10:23 PM

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#10 posted 09-20-2018 06:47 AM

Amazing work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 09-20-2018 07:38 AM

Very nicely done Theresa. That’s a keeper.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 09-27-2018 02:57 PM

great work on the carvings. must have been fun doing it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 10-09-2018 01:30 AM


-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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