Walking Sticks by Raif Killips

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Making sticks

Shaving away at the ash timber to get the basic shape right. Drawing on and redrawing the profiles as the shape gets closer...

Roughing out a bittern

Shaving away at the ash timber to get the basic shape right. Drawing on and redrawing the profiles as the shape gets closer...

Roughed out and marking up a piece of ash for a heron walking stick crook

Heron Walking Stick Crook

Roughed out and marking up a piece of ash for a heron walking stick crook

Block stick seasoned and ready to be carved into a diving kingfisher walking stick

Hazel Block Stick

Block stick seasoned and ready to be carved into a diving kingfisher walking stick

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash timber carving blank

Chinese pond heron - carving profile

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash timber carving blank

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash carving blank

Squacco heron - carving profile

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash carving blank

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash carving blank

Green heron - carving profile

Painted paper carving profile on top of ash carving blank

Painted paper profile on top of ash timber carving blank

Grey heron - profile for walking stick carving

Painted paper profile on top of ash timber carving blank

Carved piece with the sawn sections alongside

Goldfinch Walking Stick

Carved piece with the sawn sections alongside

Late stage carving - just the beak and berry to finish.

Goldfinch Walking Stick by Raif Killips

Late stage carving - just the beak and berry to finish.

Early stage carving showing rounding out of contours.

Goldfinch Walking Stick

Early stage carving showing rounding out of contours.

Cut to maximum thickness. Showing wooden dowel dry fitted.

Goldfinch Walking Stick - Final Preparation for Carving

Cut to maximum thickness. Showing wooden dowel dry fitted.

Blank cut out ready for carving

Timber Blank Prepared for Goldfinch Carving

Blank cut out ready for carving

Template on lime carving blank

Making a Goldfinch Walking Stick

Template on lime carving blank

A set of 10mm eyes being offered up in order to find the best iris colour match

Choosing an eye

A set of 10mm eyes being offered up in order to find the best iris colour match

Feather texture and colour staining almost resolved...

Bittern Crook & Walking Stick

Feather texture and colour staining almost resolved...

Carved ash with eye temporarily fitted and initial feather texture being applied with pyrography

Bittern Crook & Walking Stick

Carved ash with eye temporarily fitted and initial feather texture being applied with pyrography

Band sawn ash blank with paper design template for bittern topped walking stick

Bittern

Band sawn ash blank with paper design template for bittern topped walking stick

Steps in making a garganey duck head walking stick

Garganey Duck

Steps in making a garganey duck head walking stick

The final duck head carving with eyes set and fully painted.

Garganey Duck Head Carving

The final duck head carving with eyes set and fully painted.

Final carving before setting the eyes and texturing with feathers.

Garganey Duck Head Carving

Final carving before setting the eyes and texturing with feathers.

Head emerging from the block. The eye channel, musculature and bill detail.

Garganey Duck Head Carving

Head emerging from the block. The eye channel, musculature and bill detail.

The bill is starting to take shape and other elements of the profile

Garganey Duck Head Carving

The bill is starting to take shape and other elements of the profile

The start of roughing out the carving, softening the edges and forming the bill

Garganey Duck Head Carving

The start of roughing out the carving, softening the edges and forming the bill

Template for duck head carving set on top of band sawn block to assist rendering and carving lines

Garganey Duck Head Carving Template

Template for duck head carving set on top of band sawn block to assist rendering and carving lines

Basic cut out for duck head carving with eye socket drilled

Garganey Duck Carving

Basic cut out for duck head carving with eye socket drilled

Preliminary sketches for a beaver walking stick

Preliminary sketches

Preliminary sketches for a beaver walking stick

Steps from design sketch to finished carving of a reed bunting thumb stick - The sketch

Sketch to Stick

Steps from design sketch to finished carving of a reed bunting thumb stick - The sketch

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Detail of carved goldfinch walking stick

Goldfinch Walking Stick

Detail of carved goldfinch walking stick

Goldfinch walking stick carved by hand in lime timber with a coppice hazel shank. Painted with artist acrylics.

Goldfinch Walking Stick

Goldfinch walking stick carved by hand in lime timber with a coppice hazel shank. Painted with artist acrylics.

Goldfinch walking stick carved by hand in lime timber with a coppice hazel shank. Painted with artist acrylics.

Goldfinch Walking Stick

Goldfinch walking stick carved by hand in lime timber with a coppice hazel shank. Painted with artist acrylics.

Bittern and Reed Bunting sticks

Shaving away at the ash timber to get the basic shape right. Drawing on and redrawing the profiles as the shape gets closer...

Roughing out a bittern

Shaving away at the ash timber to get the basic shape right. Drawing on and redrawing the profiles as the shape gets closer...

Detail image of robin walking stick

Robin Walking Stick

Detail image of robin walking stick

Robin Walking Stick

Roughed out and marking up a piece of ash for a heron walking stick crook

Heron Walking Stick Crook

Roughed out and marking up a piece of ash for a heron walking stick crook

Kingfisher one-piece walking stick carved from hazel

Kingfisher Walking Stick

Kingfisher one-piece walking stick carved from hazel

Block stick seasoned and ready to be carved into a diving kingfisher walking stick

Hazel Block Stick

Block stick seasoned and ready to be carved into a diving kingfisher walking stick

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. From a coppice hazel block stick. Mainted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnishes

Kingfisher Walking Stick

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. From a coppice hazel block stick. Mainted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnishes

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. From a coppice hazel block stick. Painted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnishes

Kingfisher Walking Stick

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. From a coppice hazel block stick. Painted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnishes

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. All life size. Carved from a coppice hazel block stick. Painted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnish.

Kingfisher Walking Stick

One-piece carving of a kingfisher diving through autumn leaves. All life size. Carved from a coppice hazel block stick. Painted with acrylics and finished with acryilic varnish.

Bittern carved from ash

Bittern Walking Stick

Bittern carved from ash

Heron walking stick carved from ash. Coloured with wood stain and sealed with exterior matt acrylic lacquer. With a coppice hazel shaft, finished with quality brass ferrule.

Heron Walking Stick

Heron walking stick carved from ash. Coloured with wood stain and sealed with exterior matt acrylic lacquer. With a coppice hazel shaft, finished with quality brass ferrule.