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Project by sregelkraut posted 05-30-2010 04:53 PM 1268 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is carved from a piece of Boxelder. This piece had some really unique scarring, and larve tracks running through it, but when I sanded down one of the small branches I had trimmed off, I saw the nose for the face of the wood spirit. I had originally planned to carve deeper around it, and do a leaf pattern similar to another wood spirit I had seen, but I liked how it looked when I just barely got the face framed out out and it looked like he was just peeking out of the woos so I stopped at that point, and just added the moustache and beard

-- Steve





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JimArnoldChess

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 05:15 PM

Nice looking spirit!

Thanks,
Jim

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sregelkraut

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 06:39 PM

Thank you Jim

-- Steve

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 07:03 PM

another cool walking staff

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 08:02 PM

A good use of a box elder stick. The wood spirit adds great character to the staff. When I was a Boy Scout leader, walking stick carving was a great past time for the boys. Used a lot of box elder since it seems to grow every where.

-- Gary

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 08:05 PM

Interesting staff. I like the eye’s..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 10:54 PM

Thanks for the feed back :)

-- Steve

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