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#1 pottingfield

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

I've just found my new hobby!  I had a knee operation late last year, and the news was that I would need a walking stick sometime 'in the near future'.  I then got some wood carving lessons for Christmas, so decided to make myself a walking stick, and was soon hooked.  I don't have much of a workshop yet, but hope to soon.

 

In September last year, Adelaide had some severe storms and floods, and this has given me such a harvest opportunity.  I live only a few minutes from the river, so when I take my dog for a walk, we go looking through the debris left by the storm and flooding waters.  I have now have plenty of material for walking sticks and some longer staffs; some of it dry, some of it now drying.

 

Looking forward to some useful discussion in this group, and particularly interested to know if there are many Australian members in this forum.

 

cheerz, Dave

 

 


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

Welcome!

I know of one member from down your way. Possibly from NZ instead. I haven't seen him post in quite a while though. Sorry about your knee. 

One good thing about sticks is you don't need a lot of tools or space to get started.

Rodney


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:07 PM

It seems that many of us eventually develop knee issues, if we live long enough.  My sticks and staffs do make the outdoor treks safer and more easily managed.

 

Welcome aboard!

 


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#4 RandyL476

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

Welcome to the forum Dave.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:06 PM

hi dave

welcome to the site

perhaps youcould help me i am caving a kookaburra topper for a aussie . i have several phots of the web trouble is there not to good

/so would you describe the bird more like a kingfisher in shape the one i have roughed carved seems to be ot of proportion to wide but cannot get a photo of the top of the head which would give me better dimensions of the bird.

so your input would be welcome. this is what I have at the moment

I believe there is 4 types of the bird

I will probable re carve it as I am not satisfied with the shape mainly the length of the beak and head needs reducing in height

 

 

koocaborra .jpg kookabura.jpg DSCN4482.JPG kokaburra5.JPG


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:41 PM

Hi cobalt, yes the Kookaburra is a member of the Kingfisher family.  The most common is the Laughing Kookaburra and is the one in your images.  Its features include a short, thick body, and a very large head, which is flat on top and quite wide.  I hope these two images will help (if they come through that is)

 
Laughing Kookaburra
 
kookaburra head

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:24 AM

thanks its the laughing kookaburra i am after


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#8 Gloops

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:19 AM

Welcome to the forum dave.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

hi dave

welcome to the site

perhaps youcould help me i am caving a kookaburra topper for a aussie . i have several phots of the web trouble is there not to good

/so would you describe the bird more like a kingfisher in shape the one i have roughed carved seems to be ot of proportion to wide but cannot get a photo of the top of the head which would give me better dimensions of the bird.

so your input would be welcome. this is what I have at the moment

I believe there is 4 types of the bird

I will probable re carve it as I am not satisfied with the shape mainly the length of the beak and head needs reducing in height

 

 

attachicon.gifkoocaborra .jpgattachicon.gifkookabura.jpgattachicon.gifDSCN4482.JPGattachicon.gifkokaburra5.JPG

Hi Cobalt, have a look on Google Images there are plentiful there - link -https://www.google.c...0.0.eh5mCjgUz80



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:41 AM

Hello and Welcome to the forum Dave!
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