Dragon Styx

May 25, 2008

The first picture is of the entire ‘staff’. I put staff in single quotes since this piece is far too big to be used as a hiking staff. It will be a display piece only. It is about six feet tall and weighs 14 pounds. It was harvested in Kentucky and is an oak sapling that grew with a vine wrapped around it. I have debarked the portions between the twists. I plan to carve it into mother and daughter dragons chasing down the staff.

Looking at the first picture you can see the top two thirds of the staff contains what will be the mother dragon and the bottom third will be the daughter dragon.

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Wizard Styx 2.0 (In Progress)

May 25, 2008

This Wizard Styx is being carved from a cutting from my Myrtle.  It is tall and massive and is intended to be a display piece as opposed to a ‘working’ hiking staff.  The plaited pattern in the third picture is of my own design.  The following posts will be pictures of the items I’m considering for mounting on the ends of the three branches.