|Project by Roz||posted 04-07-2008 05:43 AM||6287 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
In 2002, I made these walking sticks and a few others of Osage Orange. While they are finished in lacquer, I was able to produce a very nice shine polishing them with a clean cotton cloth on the lathe. I had hoped the lacquer would prevent the color change but it did not. The handles are made of separate pieces of Osage with a ¾ inch x 1 inch hole to receive an equal sized taper turned at the top of the stick.
The photos show the sticks at production with the bright yellow wood and today as the sun and air have caused the wood to turn a deep red. These walking sticks are unique and their owners tell me they still get compliments from admires.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."