Basket Weave Study Stick

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 09-29-2013 01:38 AM 3001 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a piece of Paulonia wood to try some carving on so I made a basket weave study stick. Each side has a different weave pattern along with it’s layout. This wood was very soft almost to the point of being like balsa wood. I think Woodcraft is going to start carrying this wood.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 01:59 AM

Nice moves there Roger.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 02:50 AM


I love all your basket weaves. They would look great as picture frames. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 02:54 AM

Quite the challenge! This definitely is a project for one who likes challenges and has patience and a steady hand. One of those projects that could qualify to “Boggle the Mind” Good job!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 01:32 PM

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#5 posted 09-29-2013 02:01 PM

That’s a very nice carving stick! I’d like to try that as I have a lot of Paulonia wood and it is readily available here.

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 03:21 PM

Great work. Paulownia is neat: light, strong, stable and attractive. Here’s a box I made of it.

and door frames and drawer fronts

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 09-29-2013 03:48 PM

Good idea for teachers. ...I may be in need of this.
Thanks for posting, I will use it on my current project.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 06:04 PM

Awesome carving! They look like real parts of the basket.

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