Meet "Rose" the carved walking stick

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Project by TJ65 posted 439 days ago 1232 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 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 439 days ago

fantastic job knocked this one outta the park

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

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#7 posted 439 days ago

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

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

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#8 posted 439 days ago

Unreachable skill. Awsome carving

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 439 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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#10 posted 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

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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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 439 days ago

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 439 days ago

Hey TJ

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


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#14 posted 439 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 438 days ago

I’m quitting carving.

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

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