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Project by TJ65 posted 03-13-2013 03:44 PM 2179 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t been around for awhile but finally got back into my workshop.
This stick is made from a Birch tree that died because of the drought.
Thankfully I kept a few bits from it as its lovely wood to carve with.
I was tired of seeing all those “manly” walking sticks around so I decided to make a more feminine one !
As you can see its got leaves, flowers & butterflies winding its way up the stick.
It’s a bit hard to convey in a single photo.
I stained the lower half then coated it with a clear white sealer to retain the whiteness. For contrast.
I had heaps of fun making this so now off to make another for a friend.

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





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 03:53 PM

awwww…....... How CUTE! ;-)

Seriously, this is some really great carving – I love working with birtch as well.

You are going to get a TON of comments on this staff whereever you hike!

-bob

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 03:55 PM

Very cool and beautiful! Fit for a princess! :D

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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mpounders

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 03:59 PM

Wow! Nicely done! Much too nice to take into battle, but perfect for poking your husband or whatever you ladies would do with such a beautiful cane. Just kidding! Good to see you back!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 04:01 PM

1st, welcome back. That is beautiful Theresa. How’d you keep the carvings light, and the cane darker? Thnx in advance. I guess you coulda done it with some small brushes or somethin. Anyway, it’s awesome. A nice “girly-stick”, and it’ll put a nice manly knot on someones head if they git outta line.. lol

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

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stefang

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 04:04 PM

Wow, nicely carved Theresa. Glad to see you posting again. Too bad about the birch tree dying. They love water, lots of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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savannah505

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 04:21 PM

thats some very nice work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-13-2013 04:35 PM

This is a beautiful walking stick, Theresa. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 04:53 PM

Love it, this is a beauty.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 03-13-2013 05:24 PM

That is soo nice
Girly? Nah everybody it’s one with nature
great to see you back in the shop
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 03-13-2013 05:31 PM

Beautiful work!

Did you hand carve all of those flowers, etc. around the shaft?!

Wonderful!

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"

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scrollingmom

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#11 posted 03-13-2013 05:45 PM

Very pretty. You did a great job. Nice to see you back in the shop and online.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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leafherder

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#12 posted 03-13-2013 06:24 PM

Very nice. How long did you let the wood dry before you carved it?

-- Leafherder

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 03-13-2013 06:49 PM

Wonderful work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodenFrog

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#14 posted 03-13-2013 06:53 PM

Wow! You made an awesome stick!
Even as a man I would be very proud to use that stick.
Great Job, good to see your back!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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peteg

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#15 posted 03-13-2013 08:51 PM

I can tell you realy enjoyed making this piece TJ because it has been done with such detail, the end result is just fabulous, lovely work & great to see ya again ;)
pete

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

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