Flowering Cherry and Alder Cane

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Project by rodneywt1180b posted 05-06-2017 10:46 PM 692 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a lot to say really, I’ve been making canes for myself for a couple years and started selling them on Etsy back at the end of November. This is one I recently completed.
This cane has a handle made of flowering cherry that I got from a pile of free wood lying next to the street.
Don’t neglect free wood piles. You can get some interesting woods to work with for smaller projects that way.
The collar is more of the same cherry with a couple pieces of what was sold to me as raintree wood about 20 years ago. The actual species is unknown.
I tend to prefer shanks with the bark left on. This one is from an alder sapling. I harvest most of my own sticks during the winter and dry them about a year before using them. This one has some really interesting bark with raised smooth reddish areas on it.
I make my own tips from 3/4” copper pipe and rubber stoppers. They work well and I like them better than covering the end with a crutch tip or bottom of a chair leg. I won’t fit the tip on this one until it’s sold.
Thanks for looking,

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 12:10 AM

Nice job! What is your sellers name on Etsy?

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#2 posted 05-07-2017 12:24 AM

Thank you. ASturdyStick is the shop name.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 02:38 AM

Great job and welcome to Lumberjocks. Always happy to see another cane maker – especially another one who harvests his own. That Alder looks great and makes a nice contrast to the cherry. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 07:51 PM

This is a beautiful cane and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 01:33 AM

That is a mighty fine cane, congratulation a job well done & Welcome to lj

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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