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Project by mahdee posted 03-29-2016 12:01 AM 528 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,
I made this walking staff for a priest. The Christogram called Chi Rho is one of the oldest Greek symbols of Christianity. It took about 3 weeks from when I cut the tree to the finish.
You can see the process on my instrucables.
Thank you for looking.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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distrbd

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 01:04 AM

I followed the step by step build process and understood better why you had to take all those time consuming steps, the inlay alone takes a lot of patience and skill.
Well done Mahdee.that staff looks great.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 03:05 AM

Thank you Ken. Appreciate the feedback.. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The priest is happy too.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 04:13 AM

Nicely crafted, Mahdee! The inlay is a special touch that will bring a smile to its owner every time it’s seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 10:30 AM

Thank you Candy.

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 10:52 PM

Great job, a beautiful staff. Can’t believe it only took three weeks, mine take months of hand shaping with rasps and files and sandpaper – but I love it, it is the way I relax after a rough day at work. I also use the sawdust and glue mixture to fill the cracks, but might have to try the crushed turquoise inlay. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 03-30-2016 12:54 AM

leafherder, thank you. After smoothing out the wood with the spoke shave, aside from using fire to harden the wood and removing the moisture in a few days instead of few years, the charring makes it really easy to sand it to a fine finish.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 03-30-2016 12:54 AM

leafherder, thank you. After smoothing out the wood with the spoke shave, aside from using fire to harden the wood and removing the moisture in a few days instead of few years, the charring makes it really easy to sand it to a fine finish.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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