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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 06-29-2009 05:32 AM 1886 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I came up with for the asian inspired cane. The dragon was a little difficult, but to be honest with myself, the finish was the PIA, and it isn’t perfect. But I have to stop myself at some point because the price isn’t right, if you know what I mean. I hate that time is money, and wish that I could spend as much time on things as I want to. But I have to move on to the next project. I really do like this cane, and everything can stand some improvements.

As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~





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Karson

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 05:39 AM

Keith a great looking design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 05:59 AM

Keith
it came out great … and the little movie is great

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Gary

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 06:23 AM

Sure looks good to me. Do I recognize the wood in the handle?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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coloradoclimber

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 07:09 AM

That is pretty cool.

It looks like the dragon is inlaid. What are the materials and how did you do it? Is it free hand carved? How did you do the cylinder inlay?

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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 07:15 AM

Gary, You sure do recognize the material. Thank you for sending it to me.

coloradoclimber, the shaft is walnut, the handle is sycamore, and the inlay is maple. I used commercial veneer for the inlay and just bent it to fit. It was a moderately slow process, but it worked out great. To do the color I sealed the inlay before I did the ebonizing, so that if I got some on the inlay I could wipe it off. It worked out great, and I barely got any on it anyhow. Of course the color did bleed through under the tape onto the handle so I had to fix that. Like I said, the coloring was a PIA. You can see the cane without finish and color on my latest blog.

Thanks for the comments guys.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 07:19 AM

Very cool cane it came out great

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 06-29-2009 09:02 AM

Beautiful cane. Love the Asian symbols.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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prometej065

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#8 posted 06-29-2009 09:19 AM

Great you made this! The measure.. Imaginative.. Dragon made in marquetry, is beautiful!

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 06-29-2009 10:23 AM

Thats a pretty! Beautiful job buddy! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 03:45 PM

Fantastic!!!

Man that really turned out beautiful!

You are a versatile craftsman, unbridled.

I bet this client is blown away!! Thanks for the view…..................Jack….....................

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

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JMG

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#11 posted 07-05-2009 02:27 AM

Thanks for the post of the amazing cane, I wish I had one.

-- -Jon

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mmh

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#12 posted 07-06-2009 05:21 PM

Hey, very nicely done! Now if you can make a design that’s less of a PIA, you can price them for profit. The natural wood colors would also keep the labor down.

-- "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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Grumpy

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#13 posted 07-08-2009 12:41 AM

Very nice work Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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JimArnoldChess

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#14 posted 03-18-2010 02:02 PM

Keith,

That cane is beautiful!!!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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