How Do You Carve Faces On Walking Sticks Using A Dremel Tool?
Carving wood faces into walking sticks is a tradition that goes back centuries. The faces, called wood spirits, are part of an American Indian legend that still fascinates people today, making wood spirit walking sticks popular collectors’ items. Using a Dremel rotary tool, you can easily carve your own wood spirit faces into any stick to make a hand-crafted walking stick for your personal use, as a gift or to sell at flea markets and craft fairs. Select a walking stick. You can purchase one from the store without a design or pick up a suitable stick on a walk through the woods. If you’re picking up a stick from the woods, check it for durability. Be sure it hasn’t begun to rot. You will want to add a sealant and varnish a natural stick to increase its lifespan. Sketch a rough design of the face you want to carve. The design can be any kind of face you want, but walking stick faces are traditionally of the wood spirit design. Wood spirits are faces with a combination of human features