Nude Walking Stick

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Project by RusticJohn posted 06-14-2013 09:32 AM 2281 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last of a group of walking sticks I have been making for an exhibition. I actually started the handle a couple of years ago but gave up in despair as the body proportions were all wrong. Also my relatives made rude remarks about the shape of the handle as it was then. Recently I had another look at it and changed the handle, made the face look less ferocious and shortened the arms. The proportions are still not right but they look OK for the type of project it is.

Made out of New Zealand Kauri and Sycamore with bindings from our local craft shop. Kauri is not the easiest wood to carve fine detail on as it tends to be rather fibrous. Sycamore is my favorite though, especially for walking sticks.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 11:30 AM

run away!

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 02:12 PM

very sharp love the detail in your work. the lips looks so life like

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 02:32 PM

Looks great!

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 02:45 PM

Unusual and well done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 03:09 PM

Interestingly different.

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 04:19 PM

Very nice carving!

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#7 posted 06-15-2013 01:25 AM

I love it!

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#8 posted 06-15-2013 05:54 AM

Thank you all. Comments much appreciated.

-- RusticJohn

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