That's some nice work. I like his pencil too. I think it's the first non-manufactured pencil I've ever seen.another picture of a one piece crook in the making
one is a standard size the other a minature about 9 inches made by Nick Richards
Nice work both made from single piece of hazel .
Minature sticks seem to be popular at the moment could be just a Christmas thing but there nicely done .the most popular seem to be miniature rams horns and water buffalo horn crooks crooks
single piece crook in the making.jpgsingle piece hazel crook.jpg
Look forward to seeing it. I like walnut, it is nice to work with takes a great finish. It is easy to carve bur is one of my favored woods to carve, It takes great detail.looking for a new challenge so have orded some american walnut like the colour of it, hoping to laminate between two layers of holly or scyamore if i can lay my hands on some seasoned stuff.
It shouldmake a good looking markets stick with the walnut in the center of it should highlight the crook well . The walnut i got is real wood veener about 6mm thick and as i will want to come to a inch thickness i need two pieces of wood about 15 mm each to work to a 1 inch thickness
The grain of the wood will have to run in different directions to strengthen the crook when I laminate it
looking forward to staring this before Christmas if I get time