|Project by RusticJohn||posted 04-21-2013 06:24 AM||2129 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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.