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Carving a Spine Hiking Pole

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Step 3: The curved part of the vertebrae

Picture of The curved part of the vertebrae
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For the curved parts of each vertebra I firstly marked sections at roughly 1.25" increments. Where I had made these marks I cut a "V" shaped groove around to begin the shape of the vertebra. To make the curves between these I simply used a gouge to cur around the stick. The gouge I used is around #5 sweep, I don't know the exact size because it's a home made gouge. These curves should be around 2/3'rds of the way around the stick, leaving space for the bones that stick out of the spine.

It'll probably take a few brews before you carve them all!

 
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pfred23 years ago
I'd love to see an Instructable of how you make home made gouges. That one you have there looks mighty nice to me!