Meet "Rose" the carved walking stick

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Project by TJ65 posted 06-08-2013 08:49 AM 2249 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Video of “Rosé
Made from yellow box, sealed and coated with White Shellac then a couple of coats of coloured wax. X

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 09:07 AM

Wow Therese, this is beautiful work of art. Amazing how many carved elements you managed to include, and all equally nice and well integrated into the whole.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 09:55 AM

That is truly beautiful, Theresa! I love seeing your work because you make such wonderful things! I love the colored wax accents, too. Just lovely! :)


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

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#3 posted 06-08-2013 10:00 AM

Thanks Sheila, sorry I had a heap of trouble posting this and didn’t copy what I had previously written. I’ve painted the carved bits with a light wash of paint then actually wiped and sanded off surplus colour. Then finished off with shellac and gave the whole stick a coat of coloured wax. Just to deepen the colour a bit. I would have liked to use some of that metallic wax stuff that you got recently

-- Theresa,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 10:09 AM

I have been having trouble posting my blog in the mornings too, Theresa. Some days I have to wait five to ten minutes between photos. It is frustrating because I have so much that I need to do! I learned (the hard way) that when the first sign of trouble shows (the wheel keeps spinning) I copy the whole post so far to a word file. Then if it does get lost, at least I don’t have to start over.

On the carving and wax – yes! That metallic wax would make some nice subtle accents on stuff like this. I hope to try it soon with a little water so that it buffs a bit better. I liked it, but it dried so fast that it was a little hard to buff out. Like you, I want subtle color, not solid on some things. I know they were reworking the formula for nearly a year and they kept delaying the release date so I hope that they have it now where it works like it is supposed to. I promise to let you know as soon as I give it a go. :)

Again – beautiful work on the carving. I always admire your talents so much! :)


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

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 10:42 AM

Beautiful carving Theresa, very lovely. I have to admit that when my wife and I first saw the small picture on the project page we both thought it was a pic of an arm or something displaying a tattoo…lol….until we read the title Meet Rose ect. Also good to see another Aussie on Lj’s, only been a member myself for just over a week. I hope to post some of my humble stuff soon….

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 11:46 AM

fantastic job knocked this one outta the park

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 12:15 PM

Very awesome TJ… Really like the colors and your carving expertise. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 06-08-2013 01:07 PM

Unreachable skill. Awsome carving

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 06-08-2013 01:35 PM

Beautiful work Theresa.
Your carving & coloring skills work wonderfully together !
Nice job !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#10 posted 06-08-2013 01:44 PM

Theresa, this is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 06-08-2013 03:49 PM

That is gorgeous piece of work! When I first saw the thumbnails I thought “why is someone showing tattoos?”
I have an affinity for roses, carving them so delicately on round stock must have been difficult, and they turned out beautiful.

Thanks for sharing it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 06-08-2013 04:27 PM

That is really PURDY work!

Very GOOD!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 06-08-2013 05:22 PM

Hey TJ

Fine piece of work – lots of detail and clearly a major effort.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#14 posted 06-08-2013 05:24 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 06-08-2013 08:08 PM

I’m quitting carving.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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