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Falcon cane #2

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Project by mtnwild posted 05-06-2009 09:42 PM 1686 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a combo walking stick, cane. Started out as a cane, but the round part the falcon stands on was too green and moved and separated from the shaft…. Repair, put in corner, move on…... Been wanting to try carving, so with a repair piece, I thought I’d give it a try. The separation did not weaken the handle,really a small crack, still holds full weight. I wrapped the shaft with surgical rubber I have for clamping, traced the outsides, then scribed the pencil line and have been whittlin’ ever since. Now it’s my favorite piece, my son says I have to leave it to him…. I shaped the falcon with a rotary tool, files, sandpaper. Figured Maple, Walnut. The tip is from Rockler. Found two on sale, 10 dollars off each. Glad I did, very cool. Thanks for looking…... Jack…......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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Rj

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 10:00 PM

Wow That is so cool ! I’d be proud to walk with this in hand .Reminds me of what a great indian cheif would have = someone with VIP status .

Great Job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 10:03 PM

You have done very well, a beautiful piece of art! The wood grain works perfect!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 11:07 PM

Hey Jack
This the coolest great design and fine build. Photos B-

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 12:27 AM

Awesome job Jack. The Falcon looks incredible.

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#5 posted 05-07-2009 12:29 AM

That is a nice cane. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 01:29 AM

Interesting combo of woods and techniques. It’s nice to see some thought put into a design.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 02:05 AM

Very cool cane, looks like you left out that it could be a helluva weapon.

-- Dan Wiggins

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 02:11 AM

Thanks folks! Dan, everything is a weapon. ;}

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 05-07-2009 02:45 AM

nice cane, great figure in the maple.

-- Dale

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#10 posted 05-07-2009 03:53 AM

Very cool looking. Lots of nice work went into it!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 05-07-2009 03:54 AM

Great piece….....I really like it!

Robin Renee’

AKA….........Woodchic

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#12 posted 05-07-2009 04:57 AM

Totally awesome…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 05-28-2009 03:52 PM

That’s very cool!

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