Anyone on here carve things from wood?

  1. kingguppy9000

    kingguppy9000 Valued Member Member

    Anyone on here like to carve? I've been on a cedar staff kick lately. Some all red wood, and other blended between red wood and white wood.
     
  2. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Have you considering adding this to your fish interest?
    shaped driftwood is nice and you could sell it too. All my past driftwood was made from a damaged tree that was in my yard.
     
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    kingguppy9000

    kingguppy9000 Valued Member Member

    Can't say I have considered that. I just make them for shots and giggles to be honest.i guess they look ok. Everyone who sees then tells me to see them, but I would have zero idea on where or how. Here are a few of my recent sticks.

    Typically, I carve them with with hand chisels and a hand file. Although, I have used a drummer before also. Then I sand it three or four times, from larger grit to very fine. Lastly you spray it down with polyurothane. It's just a sealent, but that's only it your going to be getting it wet and want it to stay nice

    The middle one with all the lines in the top pic was done with the drimmle. 1466897085245.jpg 1466896903963.jpg 1466896920378.jpg This is the top of another one, I would say they look more like wizard staffs, it's the tree roots. 1466897178524.jpg This one has just not been stained or sealed, but it is finished.
    1466897286155.jpg I've been using only the file one the mostly white one, I'm trying to leave the whole stick all purple and white marbled together. 1466897521492.jpg [​IMG]

    I take it back, I have done some cedar in one so far. 1466897958251.jpg It's just the roots of about a 4 to 6 inch thick tree. It cleaned up very very well but I have to weigh them down with the rocks. Hopefully it will sink on its own eventually.
     
  4. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    i like the staff with the roots.
    hmm, il have to think of some weird wood project after my mind runs with this :)
    maybe some kind of full body bones and skull decor with a sunken staff in the hand for a long piranha tank ;)
     
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    kingguppy9000

    kingguppy9000 Valued Member Member

    Haha that would have to be a really long tank.