Sunday, 2 January 2011

Walking Stick Commission- Continued

Well, i decided not to wait for the client to advise on the stick and just went ahead and added some extra embellishments myself, i enlarged the Spirits beard both in width and length, which i have to admit does make it look better.

I then decided i would carve a spiral vine up the shaft of the stick, this is a freehand spiral and is designed to signify growth & strength, the vine eventually meets up with the lower portion of the Wood Spirits head, after carving the vine representation into the stick shaft, i lightly sanded it with some 2500 grit paper, then gave it a good oiling with Tung Oil, i will give the stick another good dozen or so coats of oil over the next few days, so the wood is well protected.

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