Using Knots in our creations

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Mother Nature provides us with wood with knots in it. That is just the nature of the beast. Sometimes, though, the knots provide inspiration to create something unusual.

I have included two walking sticks / canes which were the direct result of seeing a knot and deciding what had to be done with it.

Part A of the project was a young sappling that had been torn out of the ground by a youngster who was using it to beat up on a fellow playmate in mock battle. After confiscating the “weapon”, I looked at it and thought that it might make for an interesting walking stick, to add to my collection. I trimmed off the roots from the rootball, sanded, and varnished it. You will note that from one angle, it bears a striking resemblance to a bird’s head with a knot where the eye should be. From another angle, it somewhat resembles an old man’s ear where the knot fell out leaving a cavity. A good sturdy walking stick nevertheless.

Part B of the project was another young sappling found in the same bush. The knot inspired me immediately ( but my wife was not impressed). This knotty ( naughty) walking stick has a space for the user’s thumb beside the knot, and the knot itself having fallen out, makes an excellent place for the forefinger to rest ( in or about ).

There you go. Using what Mother Nature gives us. LOL

-- jroot

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 04:43 AM

Both of these are inspired!

That “bird” is unbelievable!!

Good Luck in the contest!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-08-2009 06:37 AM

Neat walking sticks Jroot.I like them.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 09:31 PM

sweet… fantastic use of a knot!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-11-2009 05:48 AM

Very creative good job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-24-2009 07:29 PM

Alright, a man after my own heart. I love inspired pieces, Nice stick

-- Mike, South Central Tx.

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