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A friend asked me to do a couple of sticks , so have been trying to find time to get back into the workshop been to busy at the moment to do anything. Who said being retired is relaxing he is wrong busyer than ever.

been asked for a falcon hiking pole and a swan stick along with a dolphin walking stick so a quick drawing of the items before I start ,

Getting the transition from topper to shank has to be right for the falcon , birds like water fowl are easy to get right with there long necks but birds of prey isn't so easy to get a good transition , so as usual the drawing helps. It makes work but its worth the effort to try and get it right hate just carving it and find I'm not satisfied with the result it saves time and wood and losing my rag with them.

so may go with these

been itching to get back into the workshop

Bird Blue Beak Organism Painting
Bird Vertebrate White Beak Blue
Plant Twig Art Wood Painting


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Rodney None of us could care when we first started carving. It is all about the fun I started with real simple detective lines and designs. You just need a sharp knife and a box of band-aids. Here is a site with a lot of basic carving how to's. try one or two. don't worry about doing it just right. If Its fun Doing it right will come.

The swan is looking good cobalt. The basic shaping is not as time consuming as people think it is. The time is in th detail. More detail more time. Look forward to seeing the dolphin shaped. What thickness did you start with on the dalphin?
I have used supper glue on many wood projects for a finish on small carvings and my turned pens. it works well. I would recommend using the thin formula but any will work. I use small a pieces folded paper towel to apply it in thin coats letting each one dry. You want to use a well ventilated location when you apply it. This is a good article on the basics.

Well done cobalt. Look forward to seeing the finished stick
I think you made a good choice. The beak of the falcon are smaller. He looks good. The swan is looks good. I like the two different collars.
Well done cobalt they look really good!
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