There you go, weeks without any posts from me and now, two come at once... just like buses! I have carved a walking stick over a few weeks. I found the pattern fro the carving in a book by Shawn Cipa, on gargoyles. The handle carving is mahogany, laminated and with the addition of a 6mm steel pin to reinforce the joint. The wood for the stick is interesting because my daughter had found in the river at Boscastles in Devon before the river flooded the place. So it has a bit of history! The secong carving is an on-going project. From the same book by Shawn Cipa, it's a door knocker, featuring a greenman. It's only half done at the moment. I have done a bit more work on it since I took those pics, I'll post some more as soon as I get around to take them! The greenmas is about 6' square. I am carving the whole thing ou of Oak. I am not sanding it because I prefer to see the tool marks on my carvings.