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Project by mtnwild posted 1875 days ago 3449 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother shoots pool. He has few other interests. So you’d be right to suppose he’s pretty good. He wont admit to it but after sitting for hours on end watching and waiting for my turn I finally quit playing with him.
He is hard to get something special for. He doesn’t need much to be happy. So after all the boxes of chocolate covered cherries, shirts he doesn’t wear and such, I thought I’d try for that special gift.
I’m thinking this will be too fancy for him and might attract attention to him, so I’m not sure he’ll even use it. But I went for it anyway. No special occasion or anything, mostly because I was not sure I could pull this project off.
Basically I built the case and used a cane for the handle. Thought it would be multifunctional for him if he had to wait to get in a club or whatever. Actually I just thought it would be cool.
I used mostly wood I have been saving over the years. The figured maple I found at my local wood workers store. Really love that wood! Then walnut, purple heart, and I think rosewood.
The cane is attached with screws from the inside. The little handle on the door is a piece of deer antler.
I used earth magnets for the door close, lock, and for the little cross piece that holds the cue stick in the holder.
The panels are all floating. The cane has dowels through out.
Hope you like it. I think it turned out well. I made a few mistakes, but nothing that bothers me too much. I’m certainly no perfectionist. It’ll work well for it’s purpose.

Thanks for looking….......................

-- 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 1875 days ago

Wow This is a real head turner!! I’m positive he’s going to love this. When he walks into a pool room everyone is goining to notice this.

Great Job !!!

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

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whitedog

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#2 posted 1875 days ago

wow … that is great , i like the concept and everything about it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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scottb

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#3 posted 1875 days ago

that’s WILD! Impressive piece of craftsmanship. If he doesn’t use it, it’s because he wants to keep it safe and protected at home.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Christopher

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#4 posted 1875 days ago

This is phenomenal! I really like original thinkers that can put out a great project and an intelligent write up!

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savannah505

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#5 posted 1875 days ago

Wow, I’ll just add my wow like the others, beautiful wood and an incredibly unique design. Very cool.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Chris Wright

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#6 posted 1875 days ago

That looks great. I can’t see what “mistakes” you claim to have made. If I played pool, I’d hope my brother would make me one of those.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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FrankLad

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#7 posted 1875 days ago

Man, that is nice!!!! :)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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Mike

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#8 posted 1875 days ago

It’s a trick. The other shooters will keep staring at the case and not be “in the game”

Likes it a lot.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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kolwdwrkr

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#9 posted 1875 days ago

This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 1874 days ago

Thanks everyone.

This was a challenge, but a lot of fun to make.

I really appreciate the feedback. Thanks…........................

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1874 days ago

Definitely out of the box!! Kool!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

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#12 posted 1874 days ago

Just about the best walking stick I have ever seen.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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darryl

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#13 posted 1874 days ago

that’s freaking awesome!

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 1874 days ago

Thanks!!

It’s made more for carrying but I thought being able to rest it on the deck would be nice.

I don’t know just a wild experiment. Kept me busy for awhile.

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

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miles125

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#15 posted 1873 days ago

Very cool and original mtnwild. I’m sure he’ll love it.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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