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Mystical Talking Stick for Cub Scouts

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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 01-04-2020 11:36 PM 526 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Mystical Talking Stick for Cub Scouts
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This Talking Stick is an original design. My daughter, a Cub Scout leader, had been asking for it for some time now. Inspiration came in the form of a Woodcraft sales flyer. Offered was a 1×1 x 12 piece of Mexican Bocote wood, a beautiful hardwood with lots of color gradations, easy to machine. It took the Minwax Oak stain well, and I added some Renaissance wax to protect the finish. My spouse helped create the “head” decorations from leftover trims. It has two little bells that help the user (talker) keep the group’s attention. I bought two pieces, just in case, but the second one is waiting for a fun application. Amy was surprised at this little birthday gift.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity





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SirGareth

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#1 posted 01-05-2020 07:50 PM

I really like the design. A special thanks to your daughter and other den/pack leaders for their service.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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Tom O'Brien

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#2 posted 01-06-2020 01:49 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I spent the day today teaching my grandsons how to turn pens on my small lathe. They learned a lot, but we ran out of time – so part II will come in a couple of weeks. One lesson: wear gloves when gluing the tube into the wood. Superglue is unforgiving.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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