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Main Discussion Area => Primitive Skills => Topic started by: medicinewheel on February 19, 2019, 01:39:19 am

Title: Algonquin ball-headed warclub...
Post by: medicinewheel on February 19, 2019, 01:39:19 am
Hello all,

have not posted anything in a loooooooooong time. Mostly because I have not finished a bow in years (some are in the making...)

Have made lots of other stuff, and thought you might like this here: it's a replica of a ball-headed warclub of the Algonquin. Well, almost a replica. Has features of other eastern woodland clubs that worked better with the piece of ash that I used.
Kind of difficult to take good pictures of this. Will try for better ones later...

Hope you like it!
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Post by: medicinewheel on February 19, 2019, 01:40:32 am
PS: the sculp curl is hair of a Japanese lady friend of mine...
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Post by: medicinewheel on February 19, 2019, 01:43:03 am
This is in the making right now:

Chingachgoog's gunstock warclub from the Last Of The Mohicans movie in the measurements of the original.
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Post by: mullet on February 19, 2019, 02:27:01 am
Those are pretty cool.
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Post by: Pat B on February 19, 2019, 02:37:56 am
They are very cool!   8)   :OK   )P(
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Post by: GlisGlis on February 19, 2019, 06:57:36 am
Love the warclub
the scar in the cheek add even more character  )P(
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Post by: DC on February 19, 2019, 07:04:20 am
Is the warclub carved from one piece or how did you attach the ball?
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Post by: medicinewheel on February 19, 2019, 09:35:10 am
Thanks all!

@GlisGlis: yes, the scar is really cool, like that a lot.

@DC: yes, one piece. The stem grew more or less horizontal, had been cut long time ago and a shot grew out of it. Stem became the head, shot became the handle.
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Post by: KHalverson on February 19, 2019, 11:39:10 am
very nice!
I have been wanting to make a gunstock club.
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Post by: rebsr52339 on February 19, 2019, 01:13:12 pm
Remember seeing one similar to that ball club at the Heye museum in NYC sometime in the 60s. You did good.
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Post by: Zuma on February 19, 2019, 04:20:33 pm
Well done )P(
Zuma
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Post by: osage outlaw on February 19, 2019, 04:51:41 pm
Very cool.  I've been wanting to make the Mohican war club.  Good to see you posting again.
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Post by: Pappy on February 20, 2019, 02:59:36 am
Beautiful work, love them both. Good to see ya back. :)
 Pappy
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Post by: medicinewheel on February 20, 2019, 11:36:13 am
Thanks for the welcome!

I'll post some more, when the gunstock warclub is all finshed.
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Post by: bjrogg on February 21, 2019, 01:25:56 am
 Very nice war clubs. Really like the ball type. Look forward to seeing gun stock one all finished up.
Bjrogg
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Post by: ohma2 on February 27, 2019, 05:18:03 am
Very nice ball head i really like that you worked it out of one piece of wood .
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Post by: BrianS on February 27, 2019, 05:40:29 am
Very nice work
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Post by: Parnell on February 28, 2019, 07:12:20 am
Always enjoy seeing this type of work.  The pieces of wood you chose for each piece are very interesting.  Fun post and nice to see you pop up again.
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Post by: medicinewheel on March 02, 2019, 11:31:08 pm
Thanks all!
Just finished another ball head. Pictures coming soon...
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Post by: DELTA_WOLF on May 16, 2019, 07:14:03 am
glad to see im not the only one making these
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Post by: Hawkdancer on May 16, 2019, 05:10:33 pm
Very nice work!  I like both of them!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: Knoll on May 17, 2019, 09:50:48 am
Ball style is my fav. And you did fantastic job.
Congrats!