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Blog entry by mpounders posted 03-01-2013 05:14 PM 950 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a NEW lathe! So now I can turn longer shafts for canes and other things. Really pleased with it. Here is a cane I’m doing as a commission, with an antler handle and a lot of carving on the shaft. The designs are based on leatherworking patterns and will cover most of the cane. May end up having to keep it! I am working on a design for another lizard cane, a lady here in Arkansas may want a couple of canes, and a gentleman in Canada has contacted me about a Santa staff. Hopefully, some of these will turn into sales! And, I’ll be attending a couple of carving seminars this month. Busy, Busy!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com



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MShort

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 05:19 PM

Nice cane Mike. I like the leatherwork carving.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 08:00 PM

Nice one Mike. Good luck with the sales.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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stefang

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 08:02 PM

Wonderful carving in the works on that cane Mike.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Rob W

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 08:42 PM

Awesome!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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peteg

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 09:05 PM

Good stuff mike that new lathe will be paid for in no time flat, BTW realy like your carving pattern, well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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grizzman

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 02:33 AM

hey there mike this is a real beauty, i hope your new contacts turn into sales as well…maybe some day i will be able to afford you..or if you enjoy chess, im getting pretty good at chess boards, we could do a trade…maybe…well keep up the good work.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 12:09 PM

Super nice, as always

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Spoontaneous

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 06:14 PM

The carving looks to be very well done. I like the overall ‘soft’ leather effect.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Rustic

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#9 posted 03-04-2013 04:49 AM

Lookin great so far Mike as always.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mpounders

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 03:56 PM

Grizz, just PM me your address and tell me how tall you want it! No telling what you might get, if you can wait a bit!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 04:27 PM

Once again, Mike, you do beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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