I like the sticks. Well done! I had some noses with shellack, too. That’s due to impatience 😉 A little light sanding can take care of that.
I painted my first set of winding sticks (oak) with white and black acryl. Butt ugly, but the only finish I had ready at hand at the time. Your’s look really awesome in comparison. I think I might copy your design and make myself some new ones. It’s a nice little project.