|Project by Druid||posted 03-16-2011 04:43 PM||7777 views||8 times favorited||22 comments|
This staff was an interesting project for me. I deliberately limited myself to using only a Carvin’ Jack (photo 6) and a bit of sandpaper, just to see what type of work I could do with something that I can carry safely in my pocket. I used a piece of fairly straight silver maple, and start to finish took about 4 to 5 hours. I like carving Celtic Knotwork, but I try to undercut farther than most of the examples that I see. I find this gives me a much more 3 dimensional result, even though it does take more time and effort. After sanding, I used a scrap piece of the maple to burnish the staff, then applied some Clapham’s Beeswax Polish and buffed with my bare hand.
-- John, British Columbia, Canada