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Hi All

Got the Great Dane topper finished and it went to Buffalo NY yesterday with my daughter - this is a Christmas Present from our daughters friend to her brother-in-law. (commissioned).

Head Carnivore Working animal Dog Dog breed
Dog Carnivore Dog breed Fawn Whiskers
Plumbing fixture Sculpture Drinkware Framing hammer Stonemason's hammer


Finial Cone Fashion accessory Metal Natural material
Tap Drinkware Plumbing fixture Carnivore Metal
Dog Carnivore Dog breed Fawn Companion dog


This topper did create problems as the dog that is a portrait of was a show dog and had cemented ears.

(stuck straight up permantly), as you can appreciate, if carved from parent wood (Liime) and was dropped or knocked the ears would certainly break off. Decided to carve ears independantly from Buffalo Horn and tennon/bond in. This created the second problem as my daughter wanted to walk on with the stick Checked with airline -ok, but looking at the ears this could be classed as a weapon - 2 sharp pointy things on a shaft ! Did some thinking and decided that rather than run the risk of confiscation at airport security to make the topper a screw in one and have another topper for travelling. Had a Spaniel topper unpainted so just had to finish it

This involved cutting the joint for the collar, as the studding was bonded in used this to mount it in my old B&D lathe attacment and turned the collar area to fit Wood Bumper Gas Tints and shades Automotive exterior


and inserted a M8 screw thread insert into the shaft to accept the studding Wood Drink Wood stain Alcoholic beverage Hardwood


This gave me my interchangeable headed stick

Dog Wood Carnivore Fawn Drill


Done :- Tap Plumbing fixture Dog Carnivore Wood
Dog Carnivore Dog breed Fawn Whiskers
 

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I have a hard enough time getting one topper straight on a stick let alone two! Very unique way to make an interchangeable topper and as per your usual Gloops, great looking work! :thumbsu: :thumbsu:
 

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nice work .up to your useual high standars i see . Suprised more people dont go for the interchanable toppers have done a few myself . like the jiont on the lathe neat work . I have made 4 interchangeable toppers now for my grandchildren and often ask for more . but its that time of year to cold and short days put you off spending time in the workshop.
 
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