Stick chicken

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Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:43 pm

This was a challenge for me. It's my first stick chicken that turned out halfway decent. Going paint it and fan out the tail feathers.
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Steve Warden » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:11 pm

Cool ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by samb1955 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:39 pm

I'm not a whittler but that looks like it would definitely take some skill, anxious to see it finished.

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by doglegg » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:09 pm

I've never tried one of those Doug but you sure aced it. Great job. ::handshake::

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by TrueStory » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:02 pm

LOL I thought it was something to eat when camping out. :lol:

Nice work as we've come to expect. ::tu::

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:01 am

Doug51 wrote:This was a challenge for me. It's my first stick chicken that turned out halfway decent. Going paint it and fan out the tail feathers.

That’s cool and I admire people that can whittle. But I just know I would cut toward my thumb so much I would cut it off. What’s the trick to stop yourself from doing that?
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:09 am

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
Doug51 wrote:This was a challenge for me. It's my first stick chicken that turned out halfway decent. Going paint it and fan out the tail feathers.

That’s cool and I admire people that can whittle. But I just know I would cut toward my thumb so much I would cut it off. What’s the trick to stop yourself from doing that?
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Thanks! You should wear a cut resistant glove and thumb guard. And you use controlled cuts by pushing with the thumb of opposite hand your holding the knife with. You do smaller cuts and a really sharp knife you don't have to use a lot of force. Witch is how you get cut. It's not as dangerous as you might think. There's some great U-tube videos buy Gene Messer a 5min bear and Doug Linker has some great stuff also.

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:11 am

Thanks for the compliments guys. I really enjoy working with a pocket knife so whittling is something very rewarding for me. Here it is with a little bit of color
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by doglegg » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:24 am

Even better Doug. Great little rooster. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doc B » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:26 am

Nice chicken...lookin' good with the red, there!
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Steve Warden » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:16 pm

That paint fancied it up right nice.
Well done!
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Sat May 04, 2019 2:18 pm

Thanks again for the compliments. This is number 4 rooster I've made. Still not 100% happy with the tail feathers yet but getting there.
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Re: Stick chicken

Post by doglegg » Sat May 04, 2019 2:45 pm

Doug, you keep this up and you are going to have to build a bigger coup. They are looking very good. Glad you are have time to do a few. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:21 pm

doglegg wrote:Doug, you keep this up and you are going to have to build a bigger coup. They are looking very good. Glad you are have time to do a few. ::tu:: ::nod::
Lol!! Thanks. I plan on doing a few more. I sent my fist 2 out to a friend and his girlfriend in North Dakota. It was a little hard to let go of them but I told myself if it brings some else a little bit of enjoyment that's what it's about. I can make more. It's been raining a bunch so I can't plant corn so this is a good stress reliever.
Chris Lubkin in one of his U-tube videos showing how to whittle these said he started in the 1960s making them. He's made thousands of them. Said He's sold around $160,000.00 worth of them. I found that amazing!

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Re: Stick chicken

Post by Doug51 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Had to carve my first hen. I'm pretty happy with how she turned out.
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