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Project by mtnwild posted 1844 days ago 1782 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had just finished the pool cue case and was putting things away, I have a million “to do” things to get to, and had no intention of starting a new project, when I got this idea and made a quick sketch. Well needless to say the “to do” list is not any shorter.
I’ve been working on this every day since the cue case, except for two days I was sick.
The walnut is a cut from a fire wood chunk a friend gave me that he got from a deceased wood worker friend. He wanted it to go to a wood worker instead of the fire place.
The maple I purchased, except the long piece on the shaft, that’s from my firewood stack that I separated for no burn.
The little spacer piece is rosewood.
Don’t really know where this idea came from but there it is. It’s really comfortable to handle and very light and strong.
My most detailed shaping yet. I used every wood removing tool in the shop on this. Mostly files. I think if I did not have such nice wood, I’d chip carve the figures, instead of the smooth sanded. I wanted to see the beautiful maple but with less attractive wood I think chip carving would be great. I did not get the figuring on the cats that I thought I would, but they’re good.
Hope you like it, got to get to my honey dew list for real now….....Thanks…...................Jack….......

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1844 days ago

Wow Jack
This cane is super cool very unique design and great execution wonderful work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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savannah505

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#2 posted 1844 days ago

Love the design and style, a really beautiful piece, the bobcat looks so relaxed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Rj

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#3 posted 1844 days ago

Wow Jack this is Great!! and it looks comfortable to use at that .Your giving the other cane makers a run for thier money you should be able to sell your canes for big bucks….{:o)

Great work!!

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

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 1844 days ago

Very cool, great job!

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

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Loucarb

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#5 posted 1844 days ago

Jack, that is a fantastic job. Love those little ones running up the side. Great detail and great choice of woods.

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 1844 days ago

Thanks everyone. This was so much fun. Came out of left field and had a life of its own. Weird…

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

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scott shangraw

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#7 posted 1844 days ago

Great job !!!!

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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kolwdwrkr

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#8 posted 1844 days ago

SSSSWWWWEEEETTTTT!!! You out did yourself with this one Jack. What a cool concept and great execution. The cool thing about posts like this is that they inspire the rest of us to raise the bar. When you told me you were working on a cane I knew it would be good, but honestly it exceeded my expectations. Again, well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 1844 days ago

Ya! that’s a winner!

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JeffStarr

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#10 posted 1840 days ago

Work that is inspired and not forced is so much more creative and seems to flow smoothly as you go, as well as tell a better story when finished. You did a very nice job on this cane.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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mtnwild

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#11 posted 1840 days ago

Thanks Dennis and Jeff! Your comments are appreciated! Feed back from your peers is very helpful.

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

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Occie gilliam

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#12 posted 1832 days ago

nice carving, a good choice of wood. keep them comming.
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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mmh

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#13 posted 1828 days ago

I really like your style of carving. It gives a subtle hint of the object’s identity and yet leaves enough for the imagination and to allow the beauty of the wood to emerge. Keep up the excellent work!

-- "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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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#14 posted 1687 days ago

I love your canes

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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steiner

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#15 posted 1491 days ago

Just discovering your work here. Amazing design. So creative.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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