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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-22-2008 06:43 PM 1346 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been looking at some of the other Lumberjocks walking stick postings,

so I figured I’d post one of mine. I’ll have to take some more pictures of my other sticks someday.

This stick had a top that reminded me of some sort of animals nose,

so I used my imagination to carve something that sort of resembles an animal.

I think it turned out kind of cute. Even though I didn’t put any final touches to it.

It has no finish, only the oil from a persons hand.

This is either Maple, or Moosewood, which is in the maple family, but it doesn’t grow very big.

I think the Deer eats them before they can get big, its a delicacy that the Deer love, I guess.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 08-22-2008 08:09 PM

I think it looks like a smart gopher… big head and all… looks great, very creative!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 08-22-2008 08:35 PM

aaaaaaaaaaw it’s so sweet.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 08-22-2008 08:40 PM

At first glance I thought it was the baby alien from the Alien move <giggle> I think I watch to much TV.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 08:46 PM

Very cool carving Dick. I am going to be working on a cane soon. I am going to donate it to a disabled veteran. I am going to turn the shaft and carve an eagle head for the handle. I have not carved before. Any tips or suggestions? I know that is a loaded question.

Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-22-2008 09:02 PM

Hmmm reminds me of a Meerkat…looking good.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 08-22-2008 09:03 PM

Looks like that Geiko Gecko that is so annoying on TV. It is a good looking stick, though. I didn’t mean to imply otherwise, just because the TV annoys me.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 08-22-2008 09:09 PM

Trifern, I could be a wise guy, say carve everything away that doesn’t look like an Eagle.<;O)

You can look for a pattern here, L. S. Irish has one free download,

She has many patterns that can be downloaded here.

But there are many places you can search for a pattern for carved Eagle head, on Google.

I usually get my patterns from magazine articles, & now I look at images, on Google,

& improvise my own pattern. With the help of you computer you can make any size scale you want.

For the rest of you, Thanks for the help.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 08-22-2008 09:16 PM

Cute, Dick! I’d agree with Toolz that it looks like a meerkat. Or maybe a ferret.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 08-22-2008 11:44 PM

Dick, a cross between a seal & a squirrel. Maybe you have found the allusive Aussie Bunyip. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 08-23-2008 04:14 AM

Grumpy!

I think I like that ”Aussie Bunyip”, They have some weird stuff down under.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 08-23-2008 03:12 PM

Cute little bugger Dick. I got my lathe running, so watch out! I just might be posting something here pretty soon.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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darryl

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#12 posted 08-23-2008 03:26 PM

carve everything away that doesn’t look like an Eagle I’m pretty sure that’s how Michelangelo approached his work, so the concept is sound!

you are still a bit of a smarty though!

nice carving Dick! The seal squirrel combo does seem the best way to describe it.

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#13 posted 08-23-2008 04:16 PM

Obviously the much reknowned Prarie Dog embryo walking stick head Lol!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 08-23-2008 04:36 PM

Thanks Mike! I’m happy for you that your lathe is running again.

Darryl, & miles! I thank you both.

Did you notice the poor little guys nose?

Someone must have bit him pretty good, & I don’t think he won that fight. (o;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 08-24-2008 06:21 AM

Hi Dick;

That looks like one animal(?) on the shoulders of another!

Nice carving.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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