LumberJocks

* Starry Night * Walking Stick

  • Advertise with us
Project by TJ65 posted 93 days ago 594 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because it’s always difficult to photograph a carved walking stick here’s a video -

Starry Night U tube video

Starry night walking stick
I’m still experimenting & learning with what woods are good to carve. So This stick is made from Apple tree. It was easy to carve but not for finer detail. I initially started to carve the “working on the land” stick however the chains were to small and kept chipping out. So the stick was put aside until I thought of something more suitable to carve onto it.
Someone mentioned stars, – as they are a solid shape I thought it possible & tried them. It all went well with only minor mishaps.
All stars large and small have been carved. The smallest ones have been carved “into” the wood. While the larger ones have been set out.
It was then painted with watered down blue paint ( white was kept normal) and sealed with shellac to keep the whites white then coated with poly.
Now I have to find someone who wants to buy it !

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/





6 comments so far

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

868 posts in 237 days


#1 posted 93 days ago

Nice work. Seems like a lot of work to relieve all that and still maintain the round.

-- Jeff NJ

View KnotCurser's profile

KnotCurser

1799 posts in 1672 days


#2 posted 93 days ago

Great work – love the depth between the large and small stars.

You should not have an issue selling this one!

Cheers

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

View Druid's profile

Druid

600 posts in 1399 days


#3 posted 93 days ago

Nice to see new walking staffs appear (I like to make staffs and canes), and I must agree with Jeff’s observation on maintaining the round. Most people do not appreciate the amount of extra work involved. Glad to see that you could get a nice straight piece with no checking. Most of the fruit woods that are available in my area check really badly. Keep up the creativity. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View stefang's profile

stefang

12597 posts in 1937 days


#4 posted 92 days ago

Nice done Theresa. I think Merlin would have liked this one, as well as many others people.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7624 posts in 2655 days


#5 posted 92 days ago

Very nice!

Looks like a lot of work… on all those stars, etc.

Pretty!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View Roger's profile

Roger

14170 posts in 1407 days


#6 posted 73 days ago

Good stuff Theresa. I like the idea of it all.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase