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Project by Druid posted 1152 days ago 1770 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I like to make walking staffs and canes, I thought that I would finally try a dog’s head as the handle, and here is my prototype. The head is Basswood, the intermediate piece is Mahogany, and the shaft is Maple. The head is attached to the shaft with a section of threaded rod, and the final shaping between the 3 pieces was done after the final assembly. The finish is buffed carnauba wax. The head was carved using the Flexcut Detail Carving Set, and some touch-up was completed with a rotary tool using diamond bits.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada





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Bertha

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#1 posted 1152 days ago

Spectacular! So regal, appropriate to the breed. I love anything dog, and this one ranks very highly:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1152 days ago

Cool. that is so real looking you can almost hear him bark!!

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

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1152 days ago

Nice one! The paw prints are a great detail…..........fun stuff….................

You know I like my sticks just in case I might need to back some dogs off….................:)...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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terrilynne

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#4 posted 1152 days ago

Nice piece of work.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Dave

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#5 posted 1152 days ago

The eyes and mouth are so real. Great job John. I have got to get back to my carving. Its about to hot to push planes all day. Did you go out and harvest the maple shaft?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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prompt

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#6 posted 1152 days ago

beautiful work.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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Druid

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#7 posted 1152 days ago

Thanks to everyone for the comments.
superdav721 – The Maple shaft is one that I collected. I collect wood for staffs and canes by going out after a storm (winter or summer) and I look for branches or trees that have come down. If the pieces are on private property, I first ask permission, then I take the sections that will be of use, and I make sure not to leave a mess behind. I will also watch for places where people are having trees removed, and ask for pieces. I prefer to “recycle” the wood rather than see it go to a land fill. Usually people are only too happy to give me the wood when I explain what it will be used for.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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knottysticks

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#8 posted 1151 days ago

Great looking stick Druid ! ’ Found Wood ’ is fun to work with. I’m sure you know about this site but here it is anyway. http://thestickman.co.uk/forum/

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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miles125

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#9 posted 1151 days ago

Nice doggie!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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EPJartisan

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#10 posted 1151 days ago

I do the same thing John. My best stock comes after storms and felled trees…
Great dog!!! Love the paw prints!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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Druid

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#11 posted 1151 days ago

Glad you like. As far as the “found wood” goes, I do get quite a variety of wood in my area. The only problem is when a piece can not be identified, and then I label it as “FOG” (Found On Ground).

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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moment

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#12 posted 1151 days ago

Very nice carving , Druid ! I think the paw prints are a Great touch also , as Eric mentioned , charming .

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 1150 days ago

I like this! He is really awesome!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Druid

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#14 posted 1149 days ago

Thanks, now I want to try some variations.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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