Walking Sticks and canes are a favorite wood carving project for both beginning carvers to the most advanced woodworker. This free, online project by Lora Irish will take you through the basic techniques used in choosing your wood staffs and sticks, wood carving cane toppers, cane construction, and finishing used for walking sticks. Learn how to use wood burning in your cane carving to clean the joint lines of your carving and add fine details. Explore the different steps you can use to add bright, bold painted coloring.
This free Irish project will be posted over the next several weeks, and will include how to carve the planes of the wood spirit face. So please check back often to see what new techniques, patterns, and ideas Lora has posted.
Harvesting Walking Sticks – Learn how to harvest, store, and dry your tree saplings and branches for cane carving.
Common Tree Species – Take a look around your own backyard to discover which tree species you can use for walking stick and cane carving.
Adding Extras – Make your walking stick stand out by adding a small ‘What If’ bag to your staff.
Our next lessons will focus on Cane Construction Techniques!