Incurved Market Stick

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Project by rodneywt1180b posted 05-22-2017 02:06 AM 507 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is a small change of pace for me so I thought I would share it here. It’s an incurved market stick style cane. I don’t see any market sticks or crooks around my area though I understand they’re popular in the UK. This one’s been Americanized. British sticks tend to be tall and slender with the bark left on and are usually meant to be held by the shank.
This one is cane height and has a heavy bodied peeled maple shank. I usually don’t use found dead wood or peel my sticks. This stick was begging me to use it though. The shank also has a slight dog leg putting the bottom of the cane about an inch or so closer to center. I like dog legs like this when I find them, they generally make canes with a nice balance to them.
The handle is a nice piece of cherry with a little quilting and spalting in it and the collar is more of the cherry with a couple raintree wood spacers.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#1 posted 05-22-2017 07:57 PM

This is a beautiful cane and so nicely done.

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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#2 posted 05-22-2017 10:29 PM

Beautiful cane – those dog legs add character and can also be more comfortable to use. I always remove the bark from my maple canes – the wood is much more attractive than the bark. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 05-23-2017 12:36 AM

Thanks guys,
The young suckers on the red maple here have a nice smooth reddish brown bark that actually works pretty well. Not my favorite though I use it. Older maple limbs do need to be peeled. I prefer either alder or the native beaked hazel that grows here. Oregon white ash suckers also have a nice bark when I can get them.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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