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Walking stick, Wood Spirit Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-12-2014 05:35 PM 2445 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this happy, hiking helper today. I’m not certain of the wood species as this piece was peeled already when a friend gave it to me. The natural color of the wood is very similar to another walking stick that I carved made of Sassafras. This stick has aged for several years, so it is now quite comfortable to carry and leaves no worries of checking. I call this carving “Never Walk Alone”.

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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 05:59 PM

Very nicely done. Could have used this ‘guy’ to help hunt Morel mushrooms this year. ;-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 06:35 PM

I’d be concerned I’d grab the stick around the face. LOL! Great job, AGAIN,,,,LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 06:55 PM

Thanks guys! DocSavage45, I strategically placed his face where it seems unnatural to grab- really it just worked out that way haha :)

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peteg

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 09:48 PM

lovely work Josh, great detail on a small scale :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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leafherder

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 10:30 PM

Great job! The detail is extraordinary. Fellow Lumberjock Druid would identify that as FOG Wood (found on ground wood). What finish do you use on your canes/walking sticks?

Thanks for posting!

-- Leafherder

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hunter71

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#6 posted 05-12-2014 11:07 PM

Kind of has the look of MT.Lural They have twists and such sometimes.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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deon

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 04:31 AM

Looks great!

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Josh Carte

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#8 posted 05-13-2014 12:03 PM

Thanks everyone!

Leafherder, I finish almost all of my carvings with just a coat or so of spray lacquer. I’m not much into shiny, especially on the faces, so I keep it minimal.

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 06:41 PM

Awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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