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  • Walking stick from a dowel

    This walking stick began life as a 2\" poplar dowel from Lowes. Well I guess it started as part of a tree but it was a 2\" dowel when I got it. I carved it up. Owl on top. Rope handle. A couple of feathers. I tried to make it look like an old piece of wood. I was semi-happy with the carving. Not so much with the paint job.

    Mike
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  • #2
    Re: Walking stick from a dowel

    You sure fooled me. Looks like it came straight from the tree.
    I tink the paint job is just fine.
    Bill K.
    Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.

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    • #3
      Re: Walking stick from a dowel

      It looks awesome to me Mike, You turned a five dollar dowel into a treasure.

      Great job, Tom
      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

      www.spokanecarvers.com

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      • #4
        Re: Walking stick from a dowel

        Great looking stick, Mike!

        Claude
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        • #5
          Re: Walking stick from a dowel

          I looked at the picture before reading the post. I was wondering what method you use to attach the owl to the limb. DA . Glad my knives are sharper than I am.
          Do not belittle your work because you did a fine job carving and painting.
          . . . JoeB
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Re: Walking stick from a dowel

            Would it sound weird to say you did a good job making that wood stick look like a wood stick? What a great idea! I love the owl too. Nice job all the way around.

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            • #7
              Re: Walking stick from a dowel

              Hey!! Mike, you sure accomplished what you set out to do. I also had to reread your to be sure you said Dowel. Good job. Merle

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              • #8
                Re: Walking stick from a dowel

                Initially I painted the stick various shades of grey to resemble something like an old fence post. It looked pretty good except it just really clashed with the brown on the rest of the stick. So I decided to add some brown and ended up with what you see. Then I painted the rope some crappy color. I used acrylic paint so I ended up trying to scrub the paint off with water. The end result of that actually turned out okay. It was just a frustrating painting experience.

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                • #9
                  Re: Walking stick from a dowel

                  Well, frustrating or not, you sure did a fine job pulling off the illusion of something old and weathered from a store bought stick. That\'s a great piece of artwork.

                  Tinwood

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                  • #10
                    I'm feeling a bit inadequate at the moment. I bought a dowel, and sanded and stained it. I thought it was awesome.......but now. Haha

                    Really nice work OP.

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                    • #11
                      Good job, Mike! Carving and paint job are well done, can't tell it started out as a dowel.
                      Arthur

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for showcasing another source of stick material. Your result is a good conversation starter. Be proud of your paint. Useful, yes? Considering what you started with.
                        Brian T

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                        • #13
                          I like this work. Carving as well as painting like all of the other people said before.
                          If you don't like to call me wasserretter call me Dirk

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                          • #14
                            Well done Mike, carving and paint. Great looking stick.
                            We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

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