Bald Eagle cane

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Project by mtnwild posted 06-11-2010 08:02 PM 2939 views 5 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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#1 posted 06-11-2010 08:05 PM

As always it looks great.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 08:08 PM

Wonderful cane a great job

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 08:14 PM

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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#4 posted 06-11-2010 08:14 PM

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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#5 posted 06-11-2010 08:24 PM

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

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#6 posted 06-11-2010 08:28 PM

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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#7 posted 06-11-2010 09:20 PM

Great Job, very nice cane !

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#8 posted 06-11-2010 09:32 PM

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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#9 posted 06-11-2010 10:58 PM

Thats GR8 M8

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 06-11-2010 10:58 PM

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

:) Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 06-11-2010 11:18 PM

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

-- Steve

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#12 posted 06-12-2010 12:15 AM

WOW! Great job..

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

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#13 posted 06-12-2010 12:58 AM

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

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#14 posted 06-12-2010 01:29 AM

That’s a beauty!!! Very nicely done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 06-12-2010 02:02 AM

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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