Sunday, May 25, 2014

Gila Monster Wood Carving Walking Cane

I recently had the assignment of a Gila Monster and Werewolf Carving on a cane. This was a new carving for me and I had a fun time researching the lizard to learn the features for the carving and painting. Following the research I proceeded to make a quick clay mock-up of the carving to give me an idea of the any difficulties I would come across.

The carving started with a custom order of a larger cane to give me plenty of wood to work with in order to keep the structural integrity of the cane while giving a full life size carving of the Gila Monster.

The can was ultimately made out of mulberry wood and carved nicely. The center of the wood has a darker brown than the outer layers and gave the effect of a shadow under the lizard. I have attached a few photos of the process. The part that took the longest in this particular carving was the hundreds of small circular scales. Upon completion I painted the Gila Monster with patterns that I found on the internet and I painted the werewolf head black with 3 different shades of gray highlights.

More carvings can be found at http://creationcarvings.com/Gallery.html and http://handcarvedwalkingsticks.com/Gallery.html where I have galleries of some of my custom carvings.









Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hand Carved Walking Stick Cane. This root cane is made from the actual tree and root of a sumac tree. I have carved the beard of this wood spirit such that it spirals all the way down the cane shaft. It can be found at my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186002710/walking-cane-carved-wood-spirit-face?ref=shop_home_active_1 
More carvings can be found at www.creationcarvings.com and at www.handcarvedwalkingsticks.com

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Green Man Carving


Here is a new carving design that I carved up. I will probably start carving a few more of these to add variety in my carvings. This style of carving is called a "green man" carving. The wood for this walking stick is cedar. This particular carving can be found at my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/177091684/cedar-walking-stick-cedar-staff-green?ref=shop_home_active_3

For more carvings, visit www.creationcarvings.com or www.handcarvedwalkingsticks.com

Monday, January 20, 2014

 Being sick often mean I get to go out and do carving. Here are a few carvings I made up this last weekend. I was pretty excited to try something new with this squirrel and cardinal.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Creation Carvings has its own building for carvings to be produced in now! Getting excited about business growing I have thought a bit about craftsmanship in general. My thoughts can be found at my blog on the website: http://handcarvedwalkingsticks.com/My_Blog.html

I have always appreciated rendezvous and traditional crafts created by hardworking men and women ever since my father started taking me to rendezvous and my mother encouraged me to learn crafts while in the boy scouts. There is not always big dollars to be made in crafts but the thought and time that goes into a craft often gives more to the crafter than the money anyway. I have often times had to stop while in the middle of a carving because of a spark of thought that needed to be nurtured while listening to the reading of Charles H. Spurgeon’s sermons. There are days when those sparks grow and burn the pride of my heart and stir me to change for Christ’s glory. Getting out and working on crafts whether it is pottery, writing, carving, woodworking, basket weaving or something else can be a blessing to the soul.

Not only are crafts a blessing for those creating them but the recipients of the crafts are also blessed. A person who receives a handcrafted item knows that it is unique and that emotion was put into the item. There is something about uniqueness that speaks volumes to man. This desire for uniqueness comes from the fact that each person is unique and created by a loving God; there are no machine produced people. Perhaps this is also why I enjoy creating things, because my God is a creating God. By His grace He has given each of us gifts to use to create our own works. What can you create this year? Perhaps it is not a craft, what about a friendship? Go create as our Father in heaven has created and may the Lord bless you richly.


David Egesdal 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bear Walking Sticks


Bear carved walking sticks are great sticks for people who are down to earth and enjoy the wilder side of nature. Bear sticks are for people who are strong at heart and mind. Bear walking sticks are for people who are solid but tender. Make a statement about yourself with a bear carved walking stick. You can follow this link, BEAR WALKING STICKS, or click on the picture to be directed to the web store where the bear carved walking sticks are located. While at the shop please take a moment to visit my other carved walking sticks as well. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

I recently added a shopping section on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreationCarvings/app_149696141763776

This particular carving is for sell at www.creationcarvings.com

You can also find more about my business at https://plus.google.com/106215130410994271052/posts.

Saturday, January 4, 2014





The New Year is here and the time for resolutions is upon us. Getting in shape is always a “top list item” and a great way to accomplish the task is to get up and get out. Go explore your world by hiking.


In the world today we are bombarded with screens and appointments. Noise from the electronics and motors only clutter our brains. We are constantly being told what to think and what to do by commercials and advertisers.


Maybe you can make 2014 a year of balance. Find time to get away from the noise of a technologically advanced culture and find yourself in the tranquility of God’s creation. The sights and sounds of His creation will not be asking you to buy new things are indulge in more stuff. The sights and sounds of His creation will be medicine to your soul and I hope will draw you to contemplation of God and life.


Getting out of the house with a nice hike is both physically and mentally rewarding. Check out an observation made by a better blogger than myself. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/exercises/outdoor-hiking-why-its-good-for-the-body-and-mind.html#b
Walking Stick with Wood Spirit Carved into the top of it. The walking stick is carved from the heart of a read cedar tree harvested in Arkansas. More carvings can be found at www.creationcarvings.com and www.handcarvedwalkingsticks.com and at my etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/creationcarvings