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Hello for everyone. I'm from Italy, a little village where, in 1813 was born Giuseppe Verdi. I speak english just a little. I like wood and from some weeks I begin carving wood and specifically walking stick. But I'm an absolute beginner. I found this great forum and I think a will learn a lot from you and your advice.

Could you advice me free resources (book, document, videos, website, ebook), for starting work?

Bye, Clodoveo.
 

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welcome clodoveo. Web search for walking sticks on YouTube will give you a number of videos. With all to wonderful carvers in your country you should look on line for carving clubs or groups in your area.
 

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Welcome Clodoveo. Making and carving walking sticks is a great past time. Great group of people on this site. Check out the photo gallery on the site for some of our members sticks. There are some excellent pieces to get inspiration from.

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You have some famous puppet makers in the aera where you live i have seen several on line ,The carving and costumes they do are pretty amazing .No doubt you will have seen punch and judy shows there there worth watching and even though evry one knows the story people will watch it over and over again. But there carving is wrth checking out
 

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Ciao! Welcome to the forum.

What type of carving are you thinking of? Relief, busts, wood spirits, designs? What woods do you have to work with? That would be helpful in assisting you find what you need.
 

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Tanks a lot to everyone friends of the site for your advice!!! I start with site gallery and you tube.

@Jjireh: I will start with wood not too hard and I like designs and wood spirit.

@Cobalt: in Italy puppets are called "burattini", beautiful and old fashioned shows for babies but not only.
 

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Punch and judy is still popular here at seaside resorts very traditionalfamil thing, but with a modern twist.

I have made a few sets for my grandchilden and have done a couple of performances for them as i couldnt find one when my youngest grand daughter wanted to see one its silly fun .

There is a very large web site dedicated to punch and judy which gives evreything from patterns and instuctions how to carve them and make the costumes and even the booth

Good luck with the stick design you do theres plenty to go at.
 
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