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Woman Wood Spirit Walking or Hiking Stick

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Project by Beth posted 215 days ago 606 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not all Wood Spirits are men! This hiking stick is made for a woman with a hand carved female wood spirit. It is light weight, but strong. The stick is oiled, bark is sanded smooth, and the face is finished in a beeswax finish for protection against the elements.
To see it, check out North Wind Carvings at Etsy.

-- Beth, Maine, http://www.etsy.com/shop/northwindcarvings





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 215 days ago

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ptofimpact

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#2 posted 214 days ago

Very nice stick and carving. May I ask how the beeswax process is done, thanks.

-- Pete in NC

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Beth

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#3 posted 214 days ago

The beeswax is a mix of grated beeswax, a small amount of grated canauba wax, and some turpentine. Then it is heated up in a double boiler or something safe just enough to melt the wax while stirring. Then when set, I put it on with an old toothbrush and a hairdryer. The hairdryer heats up the wood fibers and melts the wax so that the mixture impregnates the wood. Gives it a nice coating. I don’t have actual amounts for any of the three ingredients so sometimes it comes out a softer paste than others. It is something I learned from Chris Pye. It is also in one of his books, but I am not sure which one, and it still doesn’t give exact amounts for the ingredients. Hope this helps.

-- Beth, Maine, http://www.etsy.com/shop/northwindcarvings

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ptofimpact

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#4 posted 214 days ago

Beth thank you for your time and information….checked your etsy, very nice stuff.

-- Pete in NC

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Beth

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#5 posted 214 days ago

Thanks, Pete! Let me know if you try it and like it.

-- Beth, Maine, http://www.etsy.com/shop/northwindcarvings

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