Asian Style cane

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 1850 days ago 1826 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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#1 posted 1850 days ago

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 †

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#2 posted 1850 days ago

it came out great … and the little movie is great

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

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#3 posted 1850 days ago

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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#4 posted 1850 days ago

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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#5 posted 1850 days ago

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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#6 posted 1850 days ago

Very cool cane it came out great

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#7 posted 1850 days ago

Beautiful cane. Love the Asian symbols.

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

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#8 posted 1850 days ago

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


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#9 posted 1850 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1849 days ago


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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#11 posted 1844 days ago

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

-- -Jon

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#12 posted 1842 days ago

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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#13 posted 1841 days ago

Very nice work Keith.

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

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#14 posted 1587 days ago


That cane is beautiful!!!


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