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    Carved Wooden Walking Sticks

    These are two of my recent carvings....they are Christmas gifts for my son and his new bride.
    Carved from poplar and bass wood...one is a Ram's head and the other a coyote. Both heads remove to reveal a large plastic test tube with cap, to be used to carry liquids of inspiration to the hiker...
    They each have about 12 coats of Laquer sealer on them and then hand waxed...the glossy look will fade shortly to a satin matte...they look wet in the pics because I had just sprayed them.
    I had lots of fun, but it was a lot of work, many hours....hope you like them,
    crits and comments always welcome....
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    Very nice. Have you ever tried diamond willow?

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    Very nice! I love poplar. It's not too hard or soft. I wish it didn't green-up on me sometimes. Overall, it's a nice wood with a decent grain that's not too tight or loose.
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    Thanks for the comment....yes I like poplar too, but I actually like the green.


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    Hey Mah '

    Love the craftsmanship! Do you dabble in Chainsaw carving as well?

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    CombatMatt...Thanks for the nice comment, and yes I have done a bit of chainsaw art, and I also have a chainsaw blade attatchment for my grinder as well....The grinder is my most useful wood removeal tool for roughing out shapes and the chainsaw attatchment,{ called a Lancelot,,,I think.} is a real wood eater.


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    Those are really cool, beautiful carving work. I like the idea of the hidden compartment for certain delicious "inspiration" ;D

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    Not too many wood pieces around here, which is a pitty.
    Outstanding work mate

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    Kaledrub....thanks ....if you like this one check out my War Horse....and thanks so much for taking the time to comment.


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    The walking sticks were a big hit with the family....now people are starting to want custom heads.....oh boy....


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    you were asking for it..hehe. cool concept and very nicely executed ! how big is the ram?

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    Thanks Doc, the head and shoulders of the ram are about 10" long, and the stick is about 5'9" with the head on. Everyone seems to like the fact that is has a built-in flask...lol, says a lot about hikers...now I know why so many get lost...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mah ' Crub View Post
    The walking sticks were a big hit with the family....now people are starting to want custom heads.....oh boy....


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    Hey, jump on it! Might be a nice little bit of extra pocket money ;D

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    Savagegoldfish Thanks, you are right...I am working on some more now.


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    wow... these are amazing bro! and they get you drunk hehehe!

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    Thank you for your comment, and yes...they do adjust your spirits...


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    Beautiful and the test tube idea is awesome!

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    DefiledsoulThanks for the comment, and yes, I liked the test tubes as well...a great place to carry almost anything.


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    WOW i've only just noticed this thread mah'crub... i love wood carvings and these are
    incredible!! Beautiful craftsmanship mate..
    Hey have you got any available, or are you able to take any commissions..? Let me know
    please mate as i would love a couple of these for the family..

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    Thank you for the kind words GedTasker....I would love to do some commissions....If you really like wood sculpting you should check out my other thread, called War Horse....Let me know what you think.
    Thanks again.


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    Yeah mate i'll take a look at your other thread now...

    I'll contact you regarding those commissions also ok..

    Speak to you soon.. Gerard.

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    these are really beautiful.. the secret compartment is a great idea... you will be kept very busy with commissions

    thanks for sharing

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    Their pretty good! I could not work this welll with wood.

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