Pansy walking stick

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Project by TJ65 posted 01-03-2018 09:30 AM 733 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I never thought I would have finished this project. I had a major set back when nearly finished and wanted to adjust the grip a little. In doing so, I inadvertently changed the whole profile of the stick.
I had to leave it in the workshop without touching it for weeks, as I was so upset with myself at ruining the stick so close to completion.
When I did decide to see if I could rectify the situation, I shortened it to use the straightest part by cutting some off either end and made my first handle.
Not being that impressed with the actual handle I made, I decided to make a collar to hide the previous grip dent and make it look more pleasing to the eye.
The end result is we have a useable walking stick instead of a decorative lump of wood sitting in the workshop!
I have put many photos of the progression of Pansy if you would like to see, visit Theresas treasures at Derrymore Facebook page. .
Video of Pansy

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 10:50 AM

Nice work Theresa and Happy New Year!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 12:02 PM

Excellent work…..that is beautiful and great save. No one would ever know you had any problem.

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 12:06 PM

Very well done, if you don’t mind I will copy you,,, such inspiration ,just cannot let pass by bravo.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 02:03 PM

Really cool stick, it should be a real treasure to whoever uses it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 01-03-2018 02:20 PM

Beautiful carving!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#6 posted 01-03-2018 02:24 PM

outstanding, just outstanding
a fine example of patience, perseverance and TALENT !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 01-03-2018 05:51 PM

Excellent work…..that is beautiful and great save. No one would ever know you had any problem.

- Redoak49

Gorgeous and also a “wood rescue” too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 06:13 PM

Marvelous walking stick. I think I see a Top 3 there.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 01-03-2018 06:37 PM

Turned out great! Have a Happy New Year Theresa !

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#10 posted 01-03-2018 06:55 PM

love all the flowers, nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 01-03-2018 07:00 PM

Theresa, this is such a beautiful walking stick and displays a lot of wonderful features and craftsmanship. I also love the way you have mingled the carving and color details in a very natural and vibrant way. In fact it is a fantastic eye catcher that people will love and admire.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 01-03-2018 07:04 PM

I always love your attention to detail Theresa & this one is right up with your previous, great way to start the new year with such a lovely piece
cheers for 2018

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 01-03-2018 11:47 PM

Beautiful carving and the handle seems very organic, as if it is growing in the same garden as the flowers. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 01-04-2018 12:23 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind words.
I was very happy to have saved this one myself.
And Happy New Year to you all.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 01-04-2018 09:04 AM

This is so unique and specific decoration. Beautiful colouration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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