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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Walking sticks

I 've just completed an interesting commission for someone studying for a product design degree at the University of the West of England. The client provided me with full-sized foam models of a pair of walking poles which had to be reproduced as exactly as possible in wood.
I chose sweet chestnut wood and carved the poles with a knife, as it allowed the closest reproduction of the complex three dimensional forms of the models. It was a very interesting challenge (and hard physical work!) but both the client and I are very happy with the result.

The foam models supplied

Carving the poles with an Opinel knife


The finished poles with the original foam models



The completed walking poles

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