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This is cedar stick. It has a lot of colors in the wood. I have roughed out the face I am thinking of carving a bear or Eagles head on the top not sure yet. But with all the color in the wood I can not wait to see it with the finish on it. It is one of two cedar sticks I got from Stixman at Kentucky Walking Sticks. The other one is just as nice. I also got a cherry, maple and sassafras sticks . They are nice also. Thanks Stixman.

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Going to be another beautiful piece CV3. Wood spirits are so much fun, their appearance is only limited to the carvers imagination.

How is cedar to work with? I don't have a lot of experience with different woods how would it compare to say pine, cherry or hickory?
 

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Going to be another beautiful piece CV3. Wood spirits are so much fun, their appearance is only limited to the carvers imagination.

How is cedar to work with? I don't have a lot of experience with different woods how would it compare to say pine, cherry or hickory?
I like cedar, but carving it veries. Some times it is hard to work with. It will chip out when doing detail. Tools must be sharp. Slow shallow cuts not forcing the blade, letting it cut through. It veries also with the type of cedar. Some times pwoer tool work best. (Dust protection is a must!)
 

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Godo to see work in progress

See your finding your tool caddy handy

looking forward to seeing the next stage
 

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Looks nice, CV3.... I love the dark runs on the grain... Is it a bit of spalting? Keep us posted on you progress please. I've done a couple of cedar staffs, but have not carved on them... Although one had been subject to insects under the bark which had done some nice carving on their own. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Got a bit more done today on this one. Started detailing in the beard. Wood Natural material Creative arts Sculpture Artifact
 

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Godo to see work in progress
See your finding your tool caddy handy
looking forward to seeing the next stage
Tool caddy is one of the best things I have done for my self in a while. I am enjoying it.
 

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its a handy piece of kit. i to also like to keep my tools in the same place ,just to able to grab them without even thinking about it is handy

nut keep the pics coming on the hiking pole it gives so much info on it

looking good so far
 

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Looking very nice... For sure! Keep us posted on the progress, please.
 

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Had a chance to put a little time on this stick today. I got the hair line started. The hair flows back on each side. I love all the colors in this stick but having those color lines is may make it hard for the flow of the hair stand out. May put the hair in with a wood burner. Not sure yet.
 

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CV3 do you intend to use an oil finish on the stick?
 

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I have not gotten that far in my thinking MJC4. It will be either marine tung oil or spar varnish.
 

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I have not gotten that far in my planning MJC4. It will be either a marine tung oil or spar varnish.

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The features on the face has been carved well lke the way you have done the cheeks.There is a good flow on the hair on the beard it does seen to hang naturally, nice job
 

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Got some time to work on this stick this week. It is a fun project. I think before I am done It will b
Have a lot of carving on it. I keep getting new ideas for it. Wood Cool Tints and shades Glass Automotive tire
 

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Have stated on the hair I there is a lot of it to do on this one.
 

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Looks like he is standing into the wind on a blustery day, the detail on the hair is very good .shows movement .looks like you have set yourself a difficult time consuming task . but by the looks of it it will be worthwhile
 
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