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Old 10-22-2010, 12:51 PM
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Default Woodburning on Walking Sticks

I was trying to figure out which area to post this on, Stick and Cane Carving or Woodburning. It is primarily a question about woodburing walking sticks, so here we are.

Does anyone have any examples of how you have incorporated woodburning into you walking sticks and canes? I have a very basic woodburing kit and have used it to burn in initials and not much more. I am interested in getting some ideas of how walking sticks would look if I used some woodburning on them along with my carvings.

I will definitely have to practice on a lot of scrap before I will feel comfortable touching the hot iron to my sticks. Just looking for a place to start and some ideas to get my brain moving in the right direction.

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:30 PM
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Hi, If you go to my gallery , the Colorado critters walking stick and most of my other carvings have been wood burned to enhance them. I started with a very basic wood burning kit and then bought a great kit at a show. It is worth every dime. the selection of tips and temperature control is great. You have the right idea about experamenting on scraps. There are great books on burning to teach how to shade and well worth looking into. Hope this helps.
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Hi Adam, I am like Phyllis, I do wood burning on all my sticks in fact I burn on all my carvings,as she said it enhances the carving. Merle
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Here's some of mine. I have to I was more pleased with my results after I bought a better woodburner (Colwood Detailer) that what I was able to do with a fixed temp model from Hobby Lobby.
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Default Re: Woodburning on Walking Sticks

Mike P.

I really like those walking sticks and that is exactly the type of examples I was looking for. I have an idea to make a stick with oak leaves, acorns, and maybe a squirrel. The picture that I have in my mind is like what you might see on Tandy Leather wallet kit that is stamped with a leaf and acorn design and has a really neat textures picture with varying degrees of darkness.

I have some preliminary sketches drawn out on a stick and was going to attempt to carve the area around the design like a relief carving and then maybe do some more carving inside the designs to give it more depth. I was hoping to incorporate burning at some point to enhance the carving.
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