I found an aspen limb which had been broken off in a wind storm and decided to make some cups. I left the bark on the outside and the wood has a very pleasant scent. I have been drinking coffee out of one that I made and I like how the aspen scent comes through in every sip. I heard that using tung oil was best for wooden cups but after trying it I prefer to leave them natural. So far they have not shown any signs of cracking.
I carved this buffalo from a solid serpentine rock. I started working on it years ago and I decided to finish it. I enjoyed turning an ordinary rock into a piece of art. Serpentine makes great sculptures. It carves well, polishes to a nice shine and there’s a mountain of it in my own backyard.
Here are some of the walking sticks and their dimensions which I have recently made. All of these sticks are carved from a single piece of wood, stained and painted. Each walking stick is signed and numbered in the order in which they are created. These are all sold, but others can be found in my etsy.com shop.