Panther Cane

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Project by mtnwild posted 09-15-2009 10:53 PM 2529 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cane is inspired from an old favorite book of mine. One of the first books I ever owned. It’s a compilation of short stories about panthers. Written about 1900, by Le Roy Armstrong, Tad and his Panther. The story had a great illustration of this panther trying to get at a youngster on a cliff. I’ve always loved that painting and so found a way to use it on a project.
I really went past my comfort zone on this project. I was full of doubts and trepidations throughout all stages of this one. OH, it’ll never work, watch out, are you sure?, arrrrgggg….........
I used all my carving tools again on this project, but my main tools were, a flexible shaft on my Roto-zip, and files.
Well, I’m happy with it. Could always be better but I’m so happy it came out this good, I’m going to stay safe at first.
Rosewood Panther and spacer piece on shaft with Ebony spacers. Figured maple for the handle and lower part of shaft.
I have the panther attached with a dowel in the chest. Dowels inside the shaft for strength.
Finish is Danish oil, base, then wipe on poly. Have not put the poly on yet. Still hot out of the shop.
Amazingly this guy has already found a good home.
I hope you enjoy, I do appreciate all comments, thank you…............

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

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 11:27 PM

Awesome cane jack, great carving !

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

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 11:35 PM

cool design looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 11:53 PM

Absolutly beauitful!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 12:16 AM

Wow fantastic job. The panther looks incredible.

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 12:55 AM

Very nice. The dark against light wood really sets off the detail. I know a lot of people who would like one of those down here in Panthers country.

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 01:13 AM

Thanks guys!
Jeff, I was thinking the same thing. I’m in the wrong location.
A big sports fan got the cane though.

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

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 01:16 AM

Jack, You outdid yourself with this one. Great job!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 01:17 AM

Great job! I’m not sure, I’ve got nerve enough to put my hand on the cane because I don’t want the panther crawling on up it! Looks really nice. Keep on keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 01:38 AM

good job, looks great

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#10 posted 09-16-2009 03:01 AM

Jack thas a fine looking cane.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#11 posted 09-16-2009 03:21 AM

Jack Great cane ! I’d be proud to show this off.

You beat me to the Panther cane, awhile back I down loaded a bunch of pictures of black panthers thinking someday I would try to make one…. Well you showed me It can be done , you did a Great Job!!!!!

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

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 03:55 AM

Great looking cane. super job!

-- John @

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#13 posted 09-16-2009 03:59 AM

That is a fantastic cat carving:-))

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

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#14 posted 09-16-2009 04:12 AM

Thanks everyone! Your comments mean a lot to me. Really appreciate them….......

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

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#15 posted 12-16-2009 07:04 AM

Hey now—That is carving – and here I am trying to do a blog on carving but you do beautiful work

-- David Australia

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