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Project by mtnwild posted 1508 days ago 2410 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Son, finally got the computer all hooked so I can down load my photo’s. Yippee!

I’ve been thinking on this design for a while and finally got around to giving it a try.

Walnut for the wings, figured maple for the head and tail. More maple for the feet, stand and large insert, the small spacers are rosewood, with a walnut shaft.

I used a small finger joint bit I found in my clutter and it worked just right.

That’s about it. If you have any questions or comments, feel free.

Back to my latest project for now. I think I’m jinxing it by mentioning too soon. Have a ways to go yet. Had another set back and will take a little longer….......................It’s still looking good though…............

Boiled linseed oil finish. I really like the way it builds over time….............

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





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JeffStarr

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#1 posted 1508 days ago

As always it looks great.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1508 days ago

Wonderful cane a great job

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mmh

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#3 posted 1508 days ago

That is quite a handsome cane there! I like the original shapes and details along with dark wood accents. Very nicely done.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Knothead62

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#4 posted 1508 days ago

Good choice of figure. Let’s keep that bird flying! Nice use of the different woods. How did you attach the eagle and pedestal to the cane itself? I saw one a while back that was laminated wood and turned on a lathe with a bird as the grip.

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 1508 days ago

like the joinery choice you made..looks great. Super cane!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 1508 days ago

Thanks Jocks….......

Knothead62, I epoxy a dowel through the center, very strong. I use a two part marine epoxy that slow drys to a very solid bond.
I use a flex-shaft roto-zip and files and sand paper to shape everything. I even use a belt sander to round the shaft after carving rough round. No laths involved in the process.

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

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olg28

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#7 posted 1508 days ago

Great Job, very nice cane !

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 1508 days ago

Thanks olg28, nice to have you visiting with us, welcome aboard…...............

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

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degoose

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#9 posted 1508 days ago

Thats GR8 M8

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1508 days ago

This is really beautiful. You did a great job on it!

:) Sheila

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sregelkraut

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#11 posted 1508 days ago

Another wonderful eagle project displayed on here, I really love the different wood accents. Keep up the great work :)

-- Steve

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Eagle1

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#12 posted 1508 days ago

WOW! Great job..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Loucarb

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#13 posted 1508 days ago

That is special. Love the wood choices and the design. Well done Jack.

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savannah505

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#14 posted 1508 days ago

That’s a beauty!!! Very nicely done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 1507 days ago

Thanks a lot!! You guys are super!!

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

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