|Project by RusticJohn||posted 05-16-2013 08:16 AM||1022 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My latest tramping stick. Hiking stick for some. It has the head of an old biker on the top and a pointy nose face underneath. Further down are a frog and a snail, both about the size of a thumb nail. The wood is apple grown in my own garden. Actually a failure to regularly prune provides long straight-ish lengths suitable for walking sticks. As always I made the carving knives used and undertook all the carving.
The pointy nose face, the frog and the snail were all carved from the butt of branches growing out of the stick. I like to use as much of the original shape as possible to add detail. The shaft was not totally straight to start with so I had to heat it and bend a little.