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An old man cane for an old man
Following on from my woodspirits I got enthralled with stickmaking. Well, you can't keep a good wood spirit down, and this one decided he wanted to be carved onto the face of a Cardigan-style walking stick/cane I was making. I don't know why he's so grumpy since I did just what he wanted and carved him there!

This was made with an Oak head, Lime spacer, Hazel shank/stick and a brass ferrule on the bottom. The head is joined to the shaft using the old peg-and-socket method, not the modern metal rods. To do this you drill a hole up into the head and through the spacer (if you use one) and carve the top of the shank down to a peg that fits the hole. This way its just wood in there, no metal bits that don't flex with the wood, and it's a lot more secure when done right. The handle is epoxied onto the shank and the whole lot finished with raw linseed oil.

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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
Happy no probs Sheila, if you have any questions about stickmaking just ask. I'm not an expert mind, but I have a few under my belt now.
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
He's not so much grumpy as nonchalant or slightly aloof. Thank you for explaining how you constructed the stick. I've started carving a wolf head for a cane. I'm taking it slow as it's a hard African wood. Hopefully I will get it done before the end of the year ;D
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Momo
Momo · Ayr, Scotland, GB · 2 projects
This is amazing. You have a real talent there.
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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
Thank you Happy
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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
That is Amazing, I'm a firm believer in feeling ur medium and knowing what it wants to b, especially organic things like wood. Beautiful work
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Nancy
Nancy · Los Angeles, California, US · 54 projects
Awesome!
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