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Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff 446

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Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« on: April 03, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »
Old, naturally aged oak "Wizard" staff. 180cm/just under 6'


Judging by the position of this oak branch, its isolation, soil and leaf build-up, I'd estimate that it was weathered outdoors for 10 or 15 years.  By alternate carving, I mean that I let the piece tell me what to do, especially by removing soft or decomposing parts, and sawing minimally to remove awkward or unattractive bits and branches. Then I had to evict the residents, who had helped to lighten up the staff by "skeletonizing" the interior. A few holes and splits were filled with a classic carpenter's glue. Lot of work for the small pen blade, for the little chisel, the file, and even the mini-pliers, all on various SAKs.  Fine sandpaper, and, finally lots of hand rubbing with olive oil. Voilà!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 07:43:37 PM by israelpiper »
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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 07:17:33 PM »
Nice!

Nate

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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 07:36:07 PM »
Very cool !    :like: :tu:
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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 08:49:54 PM »
Some great texture on that thing. You're one clay pipe and a pointy hat away from true wizardry.  :tu:
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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 10:41:37 PM »

^^^  :rofl:

Nice job IP  :tu:

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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »
Very nice indeed  :tu:

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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 02:14:26 AM »
Some great texture on that thing. You're one clay pipe and a pointy hat away from true wizardry.  :tu:
That is at least a 1d12 dmg staff with a +1 modifier.

Nate

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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 02:35:18 AM »
Some great texture on that thing. You're one clay pipe and a pointy hat away from true wizardry.  :tu:
That is at least a 1d12 dmg staff with a +1 modifier.

It also grants a +4 Charisma bonus to any interaction with nerdy whittling/carving people.
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Re: Alternate to Traditional Carving for Staff
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 02:37:44 AM »
Some great texture on that thing. You're one clay pipe and a pointy hat away from true wizardry.  :tu:
That is at least a 1d12 dmg staff with a +1 modifier.

It also grants a +4 Charisma bonus to any interaction with nerdy whittling/carving people.
LOL
Also adds a +2 Dex bonus to movement.

Nate

Foxtrot Foxtrot Sierra

 

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