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  • #16
    Re: Driftwood carving

    Nice walking stick Donna. Do you use it when hunting mushrooms in the Spring? Very nice carving.
    Jim McKinney

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    • #17
      Re: Driftwood carving

      Big Sid,
      I don't do as much mushroom hunting as I used to. I made that stick for my niece, but I am not sure that her mother allows her to take it out where it might get lost. My husband uses his mushroom staff to chase them down tho, his was made from ironwood by the same guy who power carves the osage sticks.
      Nothing like the early spring woods!

      Donna
      Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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      • #18
        Re: Driftwood carving

        How do you cut the holes in the mushroom Donna? I think I would love to make one for hunting mushrooms. I can get the Osage Orange but wasn't sure how you carved the holes out. Thanks.

        Jim
        Jim McKinney

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        • #19
          Re: Driftwood carving

          I used flexcut palm gouges, they worked pretty good, but there was still a lot of sanding to do to get the edges rounded. I know that it is much easier to do using a rotary tool like dremel or ryobi, that's what friend uses and his go a lot faster than mine. If you like power tools, that would be the best way to do it. I'm not very comfortable using them.

          Donna
          Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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          • #20
            Jim McKinney

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            • #21
              Re: Driftwood carving

              I probly just used polyurethane for the finish. I use flecto varathane on most of them now. Yup, I usually burn on all my sticks
              Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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              • #22
                Re: Driftwood carving

                :The most excersise I get is when I RV around lakes and oceans looking for wood to carve.It seems you are always climbing and using alot of energy trying to get that piece that is partly obscured by rock or other debris.It is extremely difficult for me to id the wood , most of my id ing is guess work.And most need very little cutting! Its like taking a cloud home! Only you see the vission in the wood, says my wife! Love the message board and the site alot of good help and idea sharing. My education gets broader reading your tips on carving!Thanks, Thanks alot!

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