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#1 Stickie

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

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Possibly some sort of rosewood but is definatly African on stripped blackthorne shank

Edited by Stickie, 23 February 2017 - 06:40 PM.

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#2 Rodney

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:52 PM

That's a beautiful carving.  Good to see you again.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:55 PM

a nice example  great use of different woods .The carving and the wood grain says it all .



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:51 PM

Nice looking stick. The color and grain pattern resembles what you see in  olivewood..   



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:04 PM

Stunning color and a great looking stick!



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

WOW!

#7 Rodney

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

I know your main focus is the carving but could you please show us the shank too?

I was under the impression British makers didn't usually peel the shank so I'm interested in what they look like when you do.

I do think the contrast between the two woods works beautifully.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:21 AM

Hi Shank is stripped blackthorne

 

British stick makers do strip shanks. indeed long tradition ( See Norman Tulips book) of taking holy 2" or more dia

& reducing to shank size leaving knots, & then staining to bring out the grain of the heart wood. If you take a holly of shank size from the woods you will only get a white stick no grain.This also works well with blackthorne.

 

I have used this method for years

 

The big difference in British sticks generally is that we straighten our shanks.






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