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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:24 pm 
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This is my first attempt at wood carving. I used a limb from a Korean Maple tree I took out of the yard. After I finished it, I decided to go ahead and buy some decent woodcarving tools! Bought a couple hunks of basswood from Edensaw Hardwoods here in the Pacific NW to try out, but it's been almighty cold and dark up here for a few weeks. It's gonna be a long winter.... ::shrug::


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:26 am 
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WOW! Barry. That is very cool. ::tu:: Your talents are endless ::tu::

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:27 am 
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Thanks TJ! It stems from a lack of employment. I'm in the construction industry which is pretty flat at the moment. I'm trying to carve a "NW native American style wall hanging of a hummingbird next. Boredom is the mother of creativity!!! If I don't go back to work soon I'm gonna have to curtail my knife purchases, which I currently finance through the sale of other knives. ::dang:: What's a mother to do??? ::shrug:: Oh well; I heard a rumor that there was a job available at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard with only a few hundred applicants. :roll: What's another resume? ::paranoid::

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:40 am 
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Great carving GJ! ::tu:: ::tu::


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:31 am 
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Thanks Gunsmoke! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:34 am 
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:shock: this is your first attempt at carving? i can't believe it!!! goodness i can't wait to see what you come up with after this one....well done!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:04 pm 
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Beautiful job Gunstock! ::tu:: ::tu:: You did a great job of beard texturing with that knife, nice s-curves on his top-knot...you need to start sellin' them things! I know a guy that sold nothing but walkin' sticks for a couple of years, and did real fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:34 am 
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Thanks Don; comin' from you that's a real complement! Maybe there's hope for me! ::hmm:: Guess I better get to work on the carvin'.

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Would this be considered "Tramp Art"? I like it a lot ::tu:: ::tu::

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Gunstock Jack no longer owns the "Wood Wizard Walkin' Stick". I DO!! YeeHaw!! I can tell you from in-hand examination, it is soooooooo much nicer than the picture shows and more than I expected. Wonderful job. Thanks a lot Barry.

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Thanks, Murph. I hope you enjoy it for many years! If ya break it beatin' off muggers, I will fix it for free! :mrgreen:

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I don't believe in getting that close to muggers, if you get my drift :evil:

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I Do Murph!!!! :wink: :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Here are a couple more sticks I just finished. These are both made of Madrone that I cut last winter ('09) and it is a very stiff hardwood. You could easily use these sticks for self defense, but they are not unbreakable. The bark is very thin and I left a lot of it on the sticks.

The first is pretty much a natural form, I just added a few cuts here and there. It is taller (43") and more of a walking staff; guess I'll call it "The Creature of Suquamish".
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The second is another "Wood Spirit" character; he looks related to Murph's wizard. This stick is a cane style about 35 inches in length.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Nice work Barry. I kinda like the "Creature". They say that the images are already in the wood, you just have to dig them out. I think I see what they mean. ::tu:: ::tu::

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