First time in over a month I have been able to sit down and work on a stick. Trying to get caught up. First project to finish is a cedar stick I started before the holidays. The wood spirit with a eagle on the top. I had completed the spirit and was starting on the top. I have run into a problem that was coverd up by a strip of thick bark. There is a flaw in the top of the stick that will prevent me from doing the eagle I had plan. There will not be room for a full beak. I am thinking I may be able to do a Bears head. Not sure yet. But I have completed texturing the grip. I will burn a line around the top and bottom of the wood rings at either end of the grip area and stain the rings mohogany and the grip with a ebony stain. Burning the lines contain the stain. There is a lot of reddish colors, blacks and brown. in the stick it self so I think the mohogany and ebony will look very good.
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