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looking to try something different for a project came across possable project in a carving magazine so mayby give them a shot

A abstract piece easily modified to fit on a hiking pole something different

A grouse traditional piece

and a north American image again easily modified and have always liked tradition American art so maybe have a go at carving them?

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I like the carving on the far right. It is the type of thing done by the Indian tribes of the US Pasific north west. They do great masks and of course to totem polls. They works are brightly colored too.
 

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Cool patterns Cobalt. The second from the right appears to be jet powered or maybe the mythical Fire Bird?
 

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Just got the Mag. delivered - Wood Carving a UK publication similar to woodcarving Illustrated in the US. Thinking of doing the Red Grouse head as a topper, seen one or two, they look good on a shank.
 

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The far right carving is in the style of the Pacific Northwest tribes like the Tlingit and Kwatiul. The mostly worked pieces of connifer, but also horn. Sometimes w. abalone inlay.

It appears they used an adze for large work, but the carving tools I've seen are very simple. Bent knives (I have to, and they are great) and small pointed items that look something like awls, but perhaps had a chisel end.

Almost always painted.
 

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I will star drawing the killer whale which i belve the drawing represents mounting the design needs attention as it will sit on a approx. 1inch shank and don't want to see it just put on it needs to flow into the shank but where I am hoping to mount it at the bend of the tail will have to be approx. 1 inch thick so the measurements will be worked out from that thickness

I will just stain the colours hopefully keeping what grain of the wood will show probably drawing ink if I can get the right colour but I have a book on native American Indian art for reference

the abstract piece not sure what wood to use yet would also try to dye the wood rather than paint it will try a few test pieces but like the idea of moving away from the normal topper that's mostly done here , but I wouldn't mount it until I am satisfied with the look cant waste shanks
 

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well started it tonight a few quick drawings to get the size right .and how I will mount it

I will have another look at different options before I decide what to do

Bit of research your right about the tribes gdenby a few interesting pieces the eagle I like them

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I like the plan cobalt look for ward to following it.
 

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looked into the abstract form for the size and like most carvings you need more wood than what you think even a ducks head needs somewhere in the region of a 4 x 4 x2.25 piece of wood to get it to look right so you can understand the size needed for a elephants head .

the size needed for the abstract piece is around 7 x 5 inch lump of wood

so I have a couple of drawings to see how I am going to mount them

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Interesting work cobalt, you are a very accomplished artist along with your other skills, I am interested to see how these look during and after work has been started. Good Luck mate. N.
 

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I like the carving on the far right. It is the type of thing done by the Indian tribes of the US Pasific north west. They do great masks and of course to totem polls. They works are brightly colored too.
Yes, I really like their designs and styles and there art work.
 

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have started to do a tad in the workshop

cut the basic out. not sure if I will mount it on a shank see how things go don't think this design would be that popular here on a shank

wlil have to see how it develops

don't want to be tide down to what it should look like even if I end up going down that route

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If U can get that on a shank and over to British Columbia one of those crazy Vancouver Canucks hockey fans would snatch that right up! :hocky: Maybe even one of the Sedin twins !!
 

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Look forward to see it take shape.
 

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does the orka stand for some symbol for there club?

Cannucks is that a tribe ?
The Orca is the team's logo or mascot.

Canuck is a slang term for a Canadian. Similar to an Australian being an Aussie or a person from Britain being called a Brit.

Hockey in Canada is the National sport and hockey fans are big on having team gear. Hockey is big in the U.S. as well though football is arguably the most popular sport.

In our area the Chicago Blackhawks are the professional hockey team we follow.

When I say crazy Canucks fans I'm speaking as a rabid Blackhawk's fan. The Canucks and Hawks have a long standing rivalry that intensifies and the games get really nasty when they meet in the playoffs which unfortunately for Canucks fans doesn't look promising as the Canucks are struggling this season.
 

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I know you wouldn't have a bit of trouble selling it here. I think you would find a buyer there too though it might take a bit longer. Orcas are very recognizable and someone is bound to want something that they can't find every day.

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