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  • #12329
    david poole
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      Listen carefully to what any tree is trying to tell you, if it doesn’t feel right to take something from it then leave it alone. Always respect the trees, they will understand what you are trying to do. And always be thankful for anything which you do receive from them.

      #12330
      Dowrgi
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        Listen carefully to what any tree is trying to tell you, if it doesn’t feel right to take something from it then leave it alone. Always respect the trees, they will understand what you are trying to do. And always be thankful for anything which you do receive from them.

        I agree David. In fact, I’ve made some things, including a staff, out of driftwood I found on the beach – that seemed like the most natural way of all to collect the branches and bits of wood I needed.

        Bennathow
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        #12332
        david poole
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          I agree that collecting discarded wood is a great way of working with wood, but different trees possess different energies, you have to go out and find them and work with them it is not simply a matter of using any kind of wood, using different woods really does make a difference to the energies which you are using. Permission is very important, when you take something you have to do it in the right way at the right time with the right attitude or you won’t get the results which you were hoping for. Making offerings does make a difference as you are compensating for what you are taking.

          #12334
          Dowrgi
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            I agree that collecting discarded wood is a great way of working with wood, but different trees possess different energies, you have to go out and find them and work with them it is not simply a matter of using any kind of wood, using different woods really does make a difference to the energies which you are using. Permission is very important, when you take something you have to do it in the right way at the right time with the right attitude or you won’t get the results which you were hoping for. Making offerings does make a difference as you are compensating for what you are taking.

            Indeed. In fact, old West Country people would use a staff/stick made of ash to charm adders. Mountain ash or rowan is the tree for use against negative energies and hazel is the preferred wood for y-shaped dowsing rods and, more practically, yew was used for longbows. However, if the tree in question is a fairy tree – usually a whitethorn/hawthorn, then it would be better not to touch even a leaf from it; there’s no question of permission, you just don’t touch it full stop! There’s a small wood up on Dartmoor that has a very strong energy and I for one wouldn’t touch or take anything from it. There are some similar places where I have felt this kind of energy in Cornwall too.

            When I wanted to make a staff, I actually found an unusually long and perfect (for the purpose) branch on the beach, so I figured that the sea had left it there for someone to use. So, anyway, to cut a long story short, that became my “sea staff” and I like to think that the energy and blessings of the sea are in it/with it.

            Bennathow
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            #12628
            Dave TheDruid-3X3
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              Awens to All:

              Finally found Time in my Busy Work Schedule to get my Latest Walking Stick finished.

              It is made from a Dead Hedging Cedar Tree’s Stalk that I Cut from the Hedgeline at the Community Garden.

              I decided to Dedicate it to there being Peace Amongst The White Races. So the Shaft of this Peace Walking Shit is left White as compared to how I Painted my other Walking Stick which was Painted Black in order to make it a Peace Amongst The Black Races Walking Stick.

              I would have had it finished last September but unfortunately, while making it, I applied a bit too much Force and Broke the Head Piece in Half. I managed to Super Glue it back together then managed to fill the Cracks with Wood Putty and then Sanded it smooth so that the Cracks would not show. I then gave put the Head Piece properly without using too much Force.

              I recently got a Clear Coat Spray that Protects the Head Pieces I made with a Hard Clear Protective Coating. I got the Head Piece Sprayed with this Protectant Coating and put on the Handle.

              So here it is:

              Peace Walking Stick

              3X3

              #12630
              tony1kenobi
              Participant

                Looks Splendid

                #12632
                david poole
                Participant

                  That is really good 3 x 3 please keep it going.

                  #12770
                  Dave TheDruid-3X3
                  Participant

                    I just completed a Survivalist Hiking Stick. It was Carved with the Ethos Company Logo and is a Xmas Present to the Owner of Ethos Landscaping for whom I have been Working PT Wednesdays and was nice enough to sell me a F-150 for a fairly Cheap Price.

                    The Hiking Stick has a Survival Capsule attached that contains Matches, Tinder, Fire Starter, Chocolate Balls, a Utility Knife, Band Ades, a Whistle & Compass.

                    Here it is:

                    Ethos Hiking Stick

                    3X3

                    #12771
                    Dave TheDruid-3X3
                    Participant

                      And here a Close Up of the Head Piece with its Survival Capsule:

                      Ethos Headpiece

                      3X3

                      #12772
                      david poole
                      Participant

                        Looks very nice 3 x 3.

                        #12896
                        Dave TheDruid-3X3
                        Participant

                          Awens to All:

                          Just finished my latest Walking Stick. It is dedicated to last Halloween/Samhain.

                          Here it is:

                          Walking Stick

                          3X3

                          #12898
                          Dave TheDruid-3X3
                          Participant

                            Here is a Closeup to the Jack-O-Lantern Headpiece:

                            Headpiece

                            #12900
                            Dave TheDruid-3X3
                            Participant

                              The other side of the Headpiece is the Three Legged Symbol of the Isle of Man. It is to represent the Manx Halloween Celebration of ‘Hop Tu Naa’:

                              Head Piece

                              Now to start on a couple of Buddhist Temple Walking Sticks.

                              3X3

                              #12924
                              tony1kenobi
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                                There is an apple tree in our garden that needs some trimming and will probably have at least one piece that could be turned into a walking stick. How long should the wood be left to dry before working with it typically?
                                Thanks

                                #12942
                                Abi
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                                  Those look great David. Well done!

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