Walking Stick, Wood Spirit Carving, by Josh Carte

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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-09-2014 01:33 PM 3982 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walking stick/cane is carved from a piece of Sassafras. The hand piece at the top is carved from a piece of Curly Maple. The hand piece at the top and a little exposed wood at the bottom are dyed orange. The hand piece and the stick are joined using a tenon and mortise joint and glue- very strong. I carved and painted this “hitch-hiker” entirely by hand. This carving is for sale in my Etsy shop if interested. Feel free to contact me with any questions :)


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#1 posted 06-09-2014 01:56 PM

That is another awesome carving to add to all the awesome carvings you has posted here. Not only is you carving some of the best I have seen, but you also are a master of painting them.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 02:24 PM

Another great carving, I like it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 03:40 PM

PaulDoug, you are very kind :) Thank you very much, Oldrivers!


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#4 posted 06-09-2014 03:45 PM

It’s very creative and a fine carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 04:25 PM

Thanks, helluvawreck :)


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#6 posted 06-09-2014 06:17 PM


Not sure, why you don’t have more comments and views. Your are a heck of an Artist/craftsman. I Know post a shop jig! With a sprint carved into it? Excellent as always!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 10:23 PM

Hi DocSavage45,

Thank ya much, sir. I’ll get right on that shop jig :)


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