|Project by Druid||posted 05-29-2011 11:16 PM||1934 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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