Carving on Cane completed

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 03-04-2013 04:37 PM 1534 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed all the carving work this weekend. I used a knife and gouges for all of the low relief carving and then I used a little cone sander to smooth it out and give it all a flowing look. Then I used a woodburner set very low to add shadows and definition to all the cuts. I don’t want it to look burned, just cleanly defined. In these pictures, I have sprayed the wood with water, to get an idea of how it will look with a finish on it. It does raise the grain a bit, which I will smooth back down, but it also lets me know if i need to add more definition with burning, paint, stain or finish. Will post more pictures as I progress!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 04:45 PM

Awesome job Mike

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 05:20 PM

Beautiful cane!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 05:44 PM

You’ve got it down pat! It is beautiful!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 06:51 PM

Beautiful Mike!! Just Beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 08:40 PM

Wo that is a lot of work. Well done

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 09:14 PM

Wild! Awesome.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 03-04-2013 10:24 PM

Outstanding job on this.

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 12:33 AM


-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 02:29 AM

mike you really did an awesome job with this, the carving is spot on and i really love this, i dont know if you know this but when i wet the things to see how it will look with finish i use paint thinner, it does not raise the grain on the wood…just a thought in case you didnt know…

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

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 05:50 AM

Ditto everyone’s comment Mike. Nice job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 11:43 AM

Your carvings are so precise, and crisp. This came out beautifully

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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