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Ready, Fire, Aim: Twisted Laminations Cane #3: Three Finished Products

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 1224 days ago 848 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Three coats of Daly’s ProFin provide the splash here. The spiral cane came out ok, but perhaps could have used a little more contrast in the species to really pop. I consider it a successful one-off right out of the chute, to mix a metaphor.

The straight laminations are attractive, but I don’t see the colors of the handle coordinating well with the browns of the shaft. I’ll consider carefully those hue relationships next time and glue up a couple or three different options for handles. Then I can, time after that, select some shaft shades to go with the handles in stock.

My favorite is the figured maple. The taper is right, the two components seem to want to be together, and it feels nicely balanced.

I have learned much here by doing.

I am giving these as gifts to a wonderful client, and I am getting as much as I am giving by taking the leap with a textbook case of Ready, Fire, Aim.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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lumberhack

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#1 posted 1224 days ago

Very Nice!!
I assume your client has 3 hands? :-)
Cheers, Mark

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 1224 days ago

Actually I had one in mind but glued up and rounded three shafts and showed them to him and asked which one he wanted. To which he responded, looking me in the eye, “All three!”

He’ll be prepared now to accessorize with his choice of walking stick in relation to his shirt color.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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therookie

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

very nice story and project or projects

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Terry Ferguson

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#4 posted 1223 days ago

Very very nice.
I agree with your own critique and wonder if I might throw in this: instead
of the abrupt perpendicular of handle to cane (taking in to account that, as they exist, they may be ergonomically correct and comfortable) that the handle have a softer more curving shape.
Still hard to argue with great craftsmanship and beautiful wood.
Good job!

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1223 days ago

Yes, Lee. The figured maple gives so good horizontal contrast to the vertical line of the stick. Fine sticks overall though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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