"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #7: Finishing Up

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 11-17-2010 07:28 AM 4973 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I should be completeing this cane in the next day or two, but it is pretty much completed for all practical purposes. I did manage to cobble together a short video showing some additional texturing techniques that I used to finish off the woodburning. I put a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits on it to “yellow” it a little bit. And I have got the handle epoxied to the shaft using the pipe clamp jig in the video. I’ll brush it offf good and put on a couple of coats of Minwax satin polyurethane. I let it soak in a bit and then wipe it off with a paper towel. I ‘ll make sure the handle is nice and shiny and I’ll finish it off with a rubber furniture tip on the bottom. I appreciate everyone’s patience and any tips anyone might share on video cameras and editing software would be appreciated. I sure would like to edit these videos before posting but haven’t found anything to edit .MOV files on a Windows PC! Thanks for following along and comments and advice are welcomed!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 08:09 AM

Thanks for another (somewhat) great video- sorry cant help with the editing side of things. Maybe you should post a question about it here somewhere . I am sure someone will know something or somewhere to go.
But your info in invaluable, soooo much better to understand how the process goes in a video.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 12:41 PM

from me as well – thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and for taking the time to put the video/tutorials together

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 10:07 AM

Ditto! Thanks for taking the time and putting forth the effort to help us learn.
For editing .mov files on a PC try this page at eHow
and here is the link to Windows Live Essentials (Movie Maker)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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