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2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Walking Sticks and Canes Category Winners

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See the winners and the rest of the entries in the Walking Sticks and Canes Category

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People's Choice

Janice Sloan of Spring Branch, Tex., earned the People's Choice Award with her Footed Canes.

 

Janice Sloan’s footed canes were inspired by visits to medical supply houses and assisted living facilities.
    “Those businesses were always overrun with three-footed canes, but they were so dull and uninteresting that I began to imagine what a real footed cane might look like,” Janice said. “These two canes are not meant to be a matching pair of feet, as one is more masculine (larger) and the other is more feminine (smaller).”
    Janice carved the feet from western cedar and carved the canes and handles from aromatic cedar. The canes are about 36" tall and the feet are about 7" long.

 

 

Editor's Choice

Frank Napoli of Centerreach, N.Y., won the Editor's Choice Award with his Dragon Cane.

The editors felt that Frank Napoli’s piece was well carved and designed to be durable and functional. The dragon wrapped around the cane provides a pleasing and structurally strong handle.
    Frank power-carved the dragon from a piece of Corian and painted it with acrylic paints. The shaft is a piece of walnut. The piece stands about 38" tall.

 

 

 

Scroll down to see the other entries in the Walking Sticks and Canes Category.

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Faces of the Walking Stick by Ted M. Snedeker, Harrington, Del. Faces of the Walking Stick by Ted M. Snedeker, Harrington, Del. Relief Carved Walking Cane by Burt Kratt, Saginaw,Minn. Relief Carved Walking Cane by Burt Kratt, Saginaw,Minn. North Wind Blows by Chea Redditt, Tulsa, Okla. North Wind Blows by Chea Redditt, Tulsa, Okla. Diamond Willow Cane by Burt Kratt, Saginaw, Minn. Diamond Willow Cane by Burt Kratt, Saginaw, Minn. Rattlesnake by Tony McCall, Ardmore, Okla. Rattlesnake by Tony McCall, Ardmore, Okla. Stick by Charles R. Beyea, Pinellas Park, Fla. Stick by Charles R. Beyea, Pinellas Park, Fla. Talon and Skull by Frank Napoli, Centereach, N.Y. Talon and Skull by Frank Napoli, Centereach, N.Y. Eagle and Dragon Cane by Thomas Blessing, St. Johns, Mich. Eagle and Dragon Cane by Thomas Blessing, St. Johns, Mich. The Hungry Duck by Malcom Fife, Fountain Run, Ky. The Hungry Duck by Malcom Fife, Fountain Run, Ky. Citation by Malcom Fife, Fountain Run, Ky. Citation by Malcom Fife, Fountain Run, Ky. Woman Walking Stick by Ray Sigmon, Randleman, N.C. Woman Walking Stick by Ray Sigmon, Randleman, N.C. Skeleton Staff by Don Short, Hernando, Fla. Animal Walking Sticks by Curtis W. Patrick, Boyd, Tex. Animal Walking Sticks by Curtis W. Patrick, Boyd, Tex.
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Comments (3 posted):

Waitpinga Whittler on 08/13/2011 00:15:25
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How on earth did I miss this? How does one enter for the next time... assuming there is going to be one.
Shannon on 08/15/2011 09:15:21
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We run ads in the magazine promoting the contest, post call-outs on the website, and send e-mails asking for entries... Make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter.... (left-hand column - scroll down an look for the envelope with the red arrow)
Shaysreb on 09/10/2011 18:42:14
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I wish I'd seen it as well :O( My stix - Woodcarving Illustrated Photo Gallery
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Bob Duncan Bob Duncan is the Technical Editor of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated. more