Walking Stick

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Project by Tom Pritchard posted 04-25-2013 02:25 AM 1261 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My most resent project was to hand carve a walking stick that my step-brother found while hiking in a local Indiana State Park. He knew I have been carving lately so he wanted to see what I can do with it. Wood Spirits have been one of my most favorite carving stick features, so I made my first attempt. I wish I would have used some alternate colors and maybe carved a few more features. But overall I’m pleased. I yet to include leather strap through the cross hole. I will include later. I’m not sure what type of wood this is, but during the carving process I saw some hints of walnut.

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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#1 posted 04-25-2013 02:33 AM

Nice job!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 02:52 AM

nice !

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 05:51 AM

Its great for 1st attempt

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 09:15 AM

Nice job carving sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 10:31 AM

Nice results, good job!

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 12:41 PM


Well done and just in time. With a few warm nights ahead our Morel Mushrooms should be poppin’ up and you can take your new Wood Spirit stick for a test drive.

Best Regards. Len

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 12:43 PM

Awesome Tom

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 03:30 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. This was a fun project. Like I said before there are some things I wished I would have done different, but as GrandpaLen says..Mushroom hunting might be a good way to break it in?

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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