The above image is a basic elk carving using an existing branch on the end of the walking stick as the antlers.
The how to make walking stick guides will review the tools needed, basic usage of the tools and recommendations. Plus, it shows how to do two simple carvings (relief carvings) before you tackle harder projects. Please be patient with yourself. Wood carving is a true art form. Do not move to the Eagle or Wood Spirit carving areas unless you have completed a few basic carvings projects.
Safety is a major concern when doing carving projects. Read all safety precautions and labels from the manufacturer of your tools. Always wear safety protection for your body parts. Do not assume that your will not be cut – assume you will and use the needed protection to prevent serious injuries. Please note you agree by using this blog or the guides not to hold my company, staff, associates and me liable in any manner for any damages, injuries or other accidents that may happen as the result of these guides or any other advice given whether in the guides, in the blog, by email or in writing whatsoever.