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Here are my three canes. The heads are primarily of black walnut with the cane part made of purpleheart or oak. Can’t remember off hand the other exotic woods. So much sanding…am so tired of sanding. I want to do one with a banksia pod next but have not tried one before. This will be my next project.

-- "Always keep your pencil sharp and ready"

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#1 posted 06-14-2009 12:04 PM

Beautiful canes and fine work Elin. Maybe you ought to consider buying some tools that will speed up and ease your sanding woes. If you don’t want to invest a lot of money, maybe you can pick something up on EBay or Craigslist at a good price.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 03:27 PM

Escellent carvings!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 03:59 PM

Hey Elin
These are great canes and super carvings.looks like you could use one to defend yourself if you had to.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-14-2009 04:27 PM

Very nice !!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#5 posted 06-14-2009 05:02 PM

Great looking canes. What finish did you use?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 06-14-2009 05:16 PM

Elin These look Great ! They also look comfortable to use as well.
On the Banksia Pod you could fill the voids with some stuff called Inlace It comes in a multidude of colors everything from metalics , pearls to crushed stone
You can also make your own fillers by using crushed stone or taking Brass,Copper Etc. shavings and epoxy.

Great Job!!

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

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#7 posted 06-14-2009 05:32 PM

Very nice looking canes, and welcome to lumberjocks !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#8 posted 06-14-2009 06:07 PM

Those are cool!
I have not tried it yet, but someone on this site suggested using a modified electric toothbrush as a small sander. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Cool canes, welcome to LumberJocks, look forward to your projects….....................

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

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#9 posted 06-14-2009 06:47 PM

It looks this is your first project on LJ and it is superb. The carvings and the wood are so nice. Please make many more of them and enrich your stock.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 06-15-2009 01:05 AM

Great looking canes Elin!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 06-23-2009 12:23 PM

Wow…very nice. What are the eyes made from?
Also do you use steel rod to support your handles?

-- Vince

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#12 posted 06-23-2009 03:31 PM

Hi Vince, the eyes are eagle decoy eyes that you can get from just about anywhere from speciality Exotic wood stores to Lee Valley Tools. They come in a variety of sizes. Yes, i use a steel rod to support my handles….they are drilled out first then glued in place fast drying epoxy. Hope that helps!

-- "Always keep your pencil sharp and ready"

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