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Cane, Walking Stick, Wood Spirit Carving by Josh Carte

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Project by Josh Carte posted 02-26-2014 02:32 PM 2423 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this cane from some materials that my grandpa gave me before he passed. He and I shared a love of woodworking, and he left me with quite a few supplies and tools. He liked to make canes, but they were nothing like my whimsical style. This cane is made of sassafras and the horn is from a cow. I carved the hitchhikers in by hand, and did a little painting to accentuate some of the details. This piece is 42” long and around 2” or so thick. I’m pretty happy with how this piece turned out, and am currently working on more wood spirit walking sticks. I think ol’ granddad would really love this piece :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt





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#1 posted 02-26-2014 03:01 PM

That is one great looking cane, excellent carving work!

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 03:05 PM

Wow,nice work,if I had one of those,I would hang it on the wall above the mantelpiece.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 03:31 PM

wow, that is very cool and creative, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 05:19 PM

Very interesting carvings! I envy your talent!!

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 05:29 PM

Your canes are wonderful. I like how you integrated all the different textures of the tree. Well done!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 05:47 PM

Beautiful work, priceless piece, inseparable from the grand memories of your Grandpa no doubt.
Thanks for sharing may your day be blessed.-O’Neal

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 06:28 PM

These are really awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 07:01 PM

Each face has a story. Nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 02-26-2014 08:06 PM

Lovely carving, quite the characters !

-- Julien

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#10 posted 02-26-2014 11:22 PM

Beautiful carvings, I like the way the top guy’s beard flows down around the cane.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 11:42 PM

Fantastic carving

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

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#12 posted 02-27-2014 12:11 AM

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#13 posted 02-27-2014 01:16 AM

Absolutely Fantastic!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#14 posted 02-27-2014 01:56 AM

Love it, a bit creepy, a bit charming, and very unique.

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#15 posted 02-27-2014 03:18 AM

Awesome carving!

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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