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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.

Materials
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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Kate

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#1 posted 1551 days ago

Looks good. How do you attach the head?

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1551 days ago

Cool carving!

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knottysticks

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#3 posted 1551 days ago

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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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1551 days ago

Very cool cane.

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1551 days ago

unique cane

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RichardMu

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

Very nice.

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

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

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

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

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JimArnoldChess

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#8 posted 1170 days ago

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

Jim

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1170 days ago

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

-- 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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knottysticks

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#10 posted 1169 days ago

Thank you for your kind words.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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Jedi1

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#11 posted 165 days ago

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

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knottysticks

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#12 posted 158 days ago

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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