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Project by mtnwild posted 06-14-2021 10:03 PM 703 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first owl stick, I thought was cool, but, kind of thought I’d like to try again…

This one came out alright. I like it. One thing, I wish I had better walking sticks with more branching at the top, but I use what I have. This stick is just that, a stick I had laying around.

The owl is made out of Yew, some I was lucky to come across years past. Nice and dry. Man that Yew is hard.
Cool swerling grain. I like that.

Made using rotary tools. This one I sanded. The last one I did not. Thought it would resemble the soft feathers of an owl better. The sanded one shows off the wood better.

This one I painted on, don’t normally do that but it was needed. Added a little more paint to the prior one too.


Hope you enjoy…

Here’s the chunk I started with.

Couple of other shots…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-14-2021 11:05 PM

very cool jack,love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-14-2021 11:08 PM

well done , I just love it, bravo

-- andrek

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#3 posted 06-14-2021 11:27 PM

He is just fantastic. He has a very mystical look to him. Very Celtic looking. I could see him on Merlin’s walking staff.

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#4 posted 06-15-2021 02:01 AM

Nice looking owls. Yew did a good job. Har har!

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 06-15-2021 04:07 AM

Thank you all, your comments are appreciated…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 06-15-2021 04:14 AM

Nice carving.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-15-2021 04:24 AM

Thanks Bob, always good to hear from you.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 06-15-2021 04:45 AM

I think they are both well done. That wood looks kind of like burl with the grain going in all directions.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 06-15-2021 10:43 AM

Now that Owl has character! Very nice Carving.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-15-2021 01:19 PM

You are getting crazy good at these. Hard to believe it is only your second one.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 06-15-2021 02:44 PM

Excellent job all around with that owl. Lots of personality seeping through on the face and the wood seems a perfect choice for the grain effect.

Any Shaman would be proud to wield that and taunt the non-believers 8^)

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#12 posted 06-15-2021 02:56 PM

You folks are too kind, much appreciated, warms my heart…

Yes that Yew is great looking wood. Very burlish…Very lucky to have gotten hold of that…Seems to be perfect for the owls…

Thanks all….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 06-15-2021 05:21 PM

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#14 posted 06-15-2021 05:50 PM

Oh I LOVE HIM! He’s incredible. Nicely executed! Is he for sale? Or trade? Good to see you working on things. I’ve been distracted with other interests but need to get back into the wood workshop.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 06-15-2021 08:03 PM

Thatks Claude…

Meillie, I don’t really know what to say about that…My weak spot…I really appreciate the energy right now though…Thank you

Hope you find calm time to enjoy your shop…It can be good for some inner conversations…Sometimes it says now is not the time to be playing in the shop, come back when you are ready…My best to you and Michael…Later…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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