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A Few Progress Photos on a Walnut/Maple Walking Cane with Scrimshaw

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Blog entry by Mark A. DeCou posted 04-27-2008 02:32 PM 1081 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walking cane that I am building for a woman in Conneticut.

These photos are meant to show her my progress, and check the conformity with her ideas of what she wanted.

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Specifications:

The wood is black walnut

The handle is Curly Ambrosia Maple, stained “red mahogany.”

The Inlay is Synthetic Ivory, and will get a Scrimshaw picture of the customer’s pet dog, “Cassie.”

The bottom tip will be a lathe turned and polished yellow brass tip, with a replaceable rubber end.

There is no finish applied at this point.

Total Height, 33”.

Carried in the left hand.

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Progress Photos:

I had some trouble with getting the camera to give me an accurate color photo this morning, so lots of photos here to look at it.

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Thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

(this text, photos, and product design are protected by copyright, M.A. DeCou 4-27-2008, all rights and privliedges reserved)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com



10 comments so far

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 04-27-2008 03:42 PM

Mark;

Looks real good.

Nice sketch also.

Lee

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#2 posted 04-27-2008 04:10 PM

Mark,

Again this is a beautiful cane.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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dlcarver

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#3 posted 04-27-2008 05:00 PM

Beautiful of course Mark ! What is the difference between a right handed and left handed cane?
Thanks for posting !

Dave

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#4 posted 04-27-2008 05:51 PM

Beautiful job!!! Could you do a step by step of how you do the twist on the cane?

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 04-27-2008 07:02 PM

thats really nice. did the person like it? just like John Gray said it would be nice if you could do a step by step on putting the twist on the cane. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 04-27-2008 07:10 PM

Yea, give us your trade secret, how did you twist that hard wood anyway? Aww, c’mon Mark, that is a beautiful cane, that lady aught to be real happy. A very nice DeCou! mike

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#7 posted 04-27-2008 07:39 PM

Another great one Mark! I could use the talent you have in your pinkie!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 04-28-2008 04:09 AM

Wow!

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#9 posted 04-29-2008 12:13 AM

nice work Mark… very precise

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#10 posted 05-02-2008 04:53 AM

the shape of the handle is great on this cane.

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