|Project by NaFianna||posted 07-30-2011 07:14 AM||1327 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This stick is for my wife when she is walking the dog to fend off any would be attackers.
I was inspired by fellow lumberjock ‘Knottysticks’ project ‘Diamond willow hiker’. No Diamond willow around here so I just grabbed a pruning from the garden. Its Manuka also known as Tea Tree which dries quite hard and light and is possibly ideal for this purpose but to be honest I did not really look into too much. There was no real plan, it just kind of progressed by itself. First time to do any carving – done freehand with a small gouge. The strap is part of an old leather couch and the dangly bits are paua / abalone shell. Compass is from a $2 store ‘cos it was the only one I could find.
I really enjoyed doing this because it just kind of flowed – and it turned out ok, or at least my wife says so (and I am not interested in hearing otherwise – well ok maybe a few constructive tips) and it gave me lots of ideas for the next one. So
-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?