Tom Wolfe inspired cane

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Project by knottysticks posted 05-24-2010 07:06 PM 2858 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Tom Wolfe inspired cane , the bird’s head handle is carved from bass wood , with a black leather and crab apple spacers. The shaft is found wood , made from bark beetle damaged spruce.

Wood – Spruce
Handle – Bass Wood
Spacers – Crab Apple + Leather
Finish – Danish Oil [walnut]

Thank you for your interest.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#1 posted 05-24-2010 07:21 PM

Looks good. How do you attach the head?

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 08:44 PM

Cool carving!


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#3 posted 05-24-2010 08:46 PM

Hi Kate , on this cane I reduced the size of the top of the spruce shaft down to create a dowel at the top and then drilled a hole in the bottom of the handle to recieve the dowel . But when attaching an antler handle I will use a 4 inch hanger bolt [a bolt with wood threads on one half and machince threads on the other half] and tap threads into the antler to recieve the machince threads of the hanger bolt.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 09:12 PM

Very cool cane.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 04:17 AM

unique cane

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 11:54 PM

Very nice.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 05:10 AM

Cool man, nice carving, great job….....................

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

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 11:44 AM

Nice carving! Unique design, very well thought out attachment procedures. Most impressive.



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#9 posted 06-09-2011 04:30 PM

This is a wonderful cane. The carving and wood look great.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 03:35 PM

Thank you for your kind words.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#11 posted 03-11-2014 07:19 AM

Love this cane. How much? Also, can you add color such as blue to the bird head? Thanks!

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#12 posted 03-17-2014 03:55 PM

Yes of coarse, there are many ways to colour wood. Lots of stains, and coloured dyes that you can mix your self that allow you make the dye as dark or light as you wish. Here is a link to an example → HERE . But I’m sorry this cane has been sold already.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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