* Starry Night * Walking Stick

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Project by TJ65 posted 04-28-2014 10:45 AM 1780 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because it’s always difficult to photograph a carved walking stick here’s a video -

Starry Night U tube video

Starry night walking stick
I’m still experimenting & learning with what woods are good to carve. So This stick is made from Apple tree. It was easy to carve but not for finer detail. I initially started to carve the “working on the land” stick however the chains were to small and kept chipping out. So the stick was put aside until I thought of something more suitable to carve onto it.
Someone mentioned stars, – as they are a solid shape I thought it possible & tried them. It all went well with only minor mishaps.
All stars large and small have been carved. The smallest ones have been carved “into” the wood. While the larger ones have been set out.
It was then painted with watered down blue paint ( white was kept normal) and sealed with shellac to keep the whites white then coated with poly.
Now I have to find someone who wants to buy it !

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 11:07 AM

Nice work. Seems like a lot of work to relieve all that and still maintain the round.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 11:08 AM

Great work – love the depth between the large and small stars.

You should not have an issue selling this one!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 04-28-2014 06:24 PM

Nice to see new walking staffs appear (I like to make staffs and canes), and I must agree with Jeff’s observation on maintaining the round. Most people do not appreciate the amount of extra work involved. Glad to see that you could get a nice straight piece with no checking. Most of the fruit woods that are available in my area check really badly. Keep up the creativity. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 04-28-2014 07:39 PM

Nice done Theresa. I think Merlin would have liked this one, as well as many others people.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 05:59 AM

Very nice!

Looks like a lot of work… on all those stars, etc.


Thank you!

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

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#6 posted 05-18-2014 12:08 PM

Good stuff Theresa. I like the idea of it all.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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