Carved Tramping Stick

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Project by RusticJohn posted 05-19-2013 09:56 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest tramping stick. The head is based on a medieval stone carving from a church. It looked simple but has many subtle complexities that I really admire the original craftsman for. I found it quite difficult and very time consuming to to reproduce. On the whole I am quite please with the outcome but need to do a couple of more just to come up to the standard of the ancient artist.

The stick is made of Lance Wood and is about 6 feet long. It is a lovely straight strong wood that is ideal for sticks like this.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 11:20 PM

I love this stick. Lancewood is fantasstic for canes. Did you put something over the twine – resin or something.

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

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 12:42 AM

Nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 01:37 AM

Very nice carving!

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

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 06:20 AM

Hey RusticJohn hmmmmm this looks very rustic to me. Nice way to use rope in a project.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 07:02 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 07:54 AM

Thanks for the kind comments to all. I put Super Glue on the twine. Cheers – RusticJohn

-- RusticJohn

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 05:16 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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