The Hopeful Frog, The old Lady and the Pirate Walking Stick.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 487 days ago 1123 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest walking stick completed. It is number 1 of 8 I need to make by July. I had intended a simple design but I am concluding that I don’t have simple in my genes. Wasn’t particularly difficult but somewhat intricate with the large face on the handle overlapping the spiral design that then morphed into another face at the back. Carving the frog and the bug was very enjoyable. All of the projecting features like the frog and the faces on the shaft were knots or the beginnings of small branches. I like working with what nature presents and making something of it.

As always I grew the wood, made all the tools used and did all the carving. 99% of the time I use knives as I find these give me much greater precision on fine detail.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 487 days ago

Great work!

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#2 posted 486 days ago

Beautiful work.

Simple is an individual thing. It’s based on our skill level. The more skilled you are, the higher level of “simple” is.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 486 days ago


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Sweet carving on this walking stick shows so well thank for posting…BC

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments. It was a fun project.

-- RusticJohn

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#7 posted 486 days ago


-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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