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To me I have to design what and how I design a topper to the stick

A lot of people keep the design in there heads and unleash it as they work on it.

I have to draw my design's for me it saves wasting wood/rams water buffalo horn and allows me to explore shape more as 9 times out of 10 I redraw them.

I always make a template of the final design and save them its a bit of a bulky way of saving stuff

At the moment I am trying to design horoscope signs and witches ring to place on the shank like a badge.

Some ideas I like but don't seem to get the shape quite right so its why I have t draw them as they ill be carved from rams or water buffalo horn .I am contemplating using copper its easy to work and chase the design into it.

Most of the original designs came from web pages as reference material and have started to modify/ change then to suit my needs

What I do at the end of this is a matter impulse for what I like ,but all the drawings eventfully may be redone then made


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Myself my drawing skills suck. I often look at all the little knick knack figurines at garage & flea markets that look like they would make for an interesting piece. I have a boxful of birds and animals I have accumulated since I started carving Or I'll Google images of what I want to carve and print and size the image to what I am making.
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