|Project by teenagewoodworker||posted 11-19-2009 01:48 AM||1859 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
A few days ago my former history teacher (of who i am very good friends with) came to me to ask for a favor. His favorite cane that he had picked up in a trip to African had snapped. The snap was near the bottom of the cane and was quite acute so i told him that i would see what i could do. Upon examining the cane it is solid ebony through and through. It appears to be hand carve and from all of the beautiful details on it as far as i can tell it is hand carved. Now for anyone who has ever tried to carve Ebony they will appreciate this. The pictures are beautiful and appear to be of both an African warrior as well as a mother or some other woman. They are quite detailed and amazing especially since they are carved in ebony. Im sure that you will all appreciate this craftsmanship such as i do.
The first picture is a full view of the cane. You can see it is not cylindrical so it is not turned and it defidently hand shaped. the second picture shows the repair. All that i did to repair it was drilled a 3/8” hole as close to center as i could with a hand drill and then used epoxy to secure and surround a 1/4” oak dowel that i put in the holes. The extra room allowed the edges to line up perfectly and the epoxy anchored it all in there. Then i filled what was remaining of the cracks and trimmed the epoxy. last after a little bit of sanding an another coat of oil just buffed on to restore the luster i was done. The last pictures show an example of the amazing carvings that surround the entirety of the cane. Its quite amazing. I wish i could do a 3d view for everyone to see but unfortunately i can’t. Hope you enjoy it!!