|Project by mtnwild||posted 12-20-2009 08:18 PM||1607 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
Continuing on a theme.( Kind of liked the way the mother bobcat cane and the panther cane came out). I had this piece of Lacewood and got to wondering what that would look like shaped up. Guess that’s what it looks like. Looses a lot of the patterns. Get stripes though.
Did the mother leopard first. Just to see if I really could do it. Though it came out tolerable acceptable, so I’ll move on from here. Next one should be better.
Had to find some walnut wide enough and strong enough for the handle after I had the leopard along far enough. Found a nice chunk down at the Cross cut hardwoods warehouse. They let me cut a gnarly section out of the end of a 4×6 beam. Don’t know how the final handle shape ended up that way. After the dust cleared there it was.
Then had to come up with a cub for the ” ahhh, isn’t that cute”, factor. That cub is a real brat.
Went through a lot of physical and mental gymnastics on this one.
But, here it is, it’s what I did. I’ll add it to the group of canes that are left and move on to, I really don’t know what, yet. Did not really plan on getting tied up in such a long term, difficult project as this. But you get an inspiration and what can you do?
Oh, Lacewood midsection with rosewood spacers, walnut handle and shaft. Finish is boiled linseed oil.
And it’s very comfortable to hold. What I like about the canes. You get to handle the wood. I like the touch factor.
Hope you enjoy, thanks….....................
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.