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Here are a couple of walking sticks. Carving walking sticks is what I do to break up the boredom of carving chess pieces (just kidding…sort of).

They are all about 60” in length and started out at about 2.5-3” in diameter, the carvings are about 12-16” on each. The one in the middle is made from Black Jack Oak, which has a very dark gray, almost black color to the wood which doesn’t show up very well in the photo. The other two are from Florida Cyprus and all three were found in my backyard.

They are entirely hand carved using 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4” straight edge bench chisels and a couple detail chisels.

Thanks to you all for the warm welcome!!!

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets





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Rick

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

Beautiful Walking Sticks My Man!! I have a recurring dream that I was a Viking in a Previous Life. Guy on the Right looks familiar …LOL…

Welcome and I look forward to seeing more of your work

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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Lisa Chan

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

I love spiritman or dude faces (as I call ‘em) walking sticks. I sometimes wonder why I don’t see more old woman faces too.

My father used to carve these when I was a kid. I wish I had one. Maybe I should bug him! HAH!

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com

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mafe

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

They are just wonderful.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

Very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monty Queen

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

Awesome job, looks real nice.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Jimthecarver

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#6 posted 1492 days ago

These are some of the best I have seen.
Very nice job.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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knottysticks

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#7 posted 1492 days ago

Nice carvings , well done

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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mysticcarver

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#8 posted 1484 days ago

Love ‘em!!! I am into the carved walking sticks myself.I am very impressed with yours!!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,http://www.mysticcarvings.com

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