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Custom Walking Cane in Sassafras

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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-19-2015 02:22 PM 871 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom carving for Mr. Tyree. It is a Sassafras stick with the bark left on. Nature bent the handle for me, so the stick is exceptionally strong. I added a Fallow deer antler burr for the tip. I’ve not seen burrs used in this way before, but maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough :)

I carved this face using my Foredom power carving tool. Per my style, I added a bit of oil paint to accentuate my cuts. I finished this stick using Howard Feed ‘N’ Wax and a coat of satin urethane.

“Apathy and Me”

If I can be of any assistance to anyone…carving advice or anything else, I’d be happy to help.

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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 06:09 PM

This guy has an “attitude.” “Let’s get going!” Great workmanship, as always.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 06:36 PM

Really neat cane carving. Have you ever carved a stump of a tree in someone’s yard?
I can’t remember the town but we went through it and they had to remove a bunch of trees for some disease. There was a local carver that carved every stump into a gnome. The town was full of them!!.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-19-2015 07:38 PM

Although he must have had a lot of grief I would like to lean on this sympathetic guy.

Well done Josh

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Josh Carte

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 01:17 AM

Thank you, guys!

Jim, I have done on-site work…. People love that sort of thing, but at this point in time, I like to be home as much as possible with my family :) I’ve been thinking of carving faces into many of the trees on my property…. I live in the woods, literally, and think it would be cool and quite spooky to carve a face into most of the trees. I have done two so far, but they were both done several years ago…Might be a future long-term project :)

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 08:37 AM

Really cool, Josh, this one is really nice.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 01:18 PM

Your carvings all have so many stories to tell. Really enjoy them.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 07:36 PM

Thank you, Bob!

Thanks, Roger!

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