I’m carving a brand new, custom ordered walking stick. It has a couple of Chickadees and some Blackberry Vines. I’d like to show you how this is coming along and share some of the tools that I used.
I started with this naturally shaped Pine Burl and began by removing unwanted parts of it with a DeWalt Reciprocating Saw. I really like the fact that this is cordless and it will be just the right thing for me to take my work out into the countryside for some beautiful views.
I’ve saved a selected branch coming off of the burl, to serve as the tail of the bird on the top. That way the wood grain will be strong and keep the tail from breaking off. The DeWalt Oscillating Multi Tool worked great to make a starting point.
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I continued to carefully remove bits of unwanted material to begin revealing the shape of my top Chickadee.
I also used my Arbortech Mini Grinder to help me do some shaping.
I use this tool a lot. It’s a fast way to remove material. I use it to make depth cuts and to shape. So, below is a picture of the beginning of my Chickadee and Blackberry Bramble walking stick. I have a lot of work to do and I hope you’ll come back to see my progress. If you’re looking for some power carving tools I hope you’ll check out the links to Amazon that I have given.
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