Whale cane

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Project by mtnwild posted 06-15-2010 09:47 PM 3044 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fluidity entry…...........

I built this before the contest started, so fluidity was not my main theme, however now that it’s done, that would have been a good and proper theme for this project. I searched my wood for pieces I thought would compliment the whole water action.

The wood for the whale was selected and specifically cut to make it look as if the water was filming off it’s back.

The wave was selected for the grain pattern to increase it’s water like appearance. Also the shape of the shaft was given some flow, in it’s curve, so that the usual, straight shaft had some movement. A totally straight shaft would have been too static and taken away from the, well, flow of the piece.

The design flows, the wood flows, the whale flows, so I’m going to go with the flow and enter the contest. It just seems to be the thing to do.

Made with, Walnut, Maple, Rosewood and ebony spacers.

Thank you…........Jack….............

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

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 09:53 PM

WOWEEEEE..that is GRAND just super..great cane!

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 10:00 PM

Really imaginative and beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 10:30 PM

Thanks michelletwo and you too Charlie. Much appreciated…....

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

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 10:50 PM

Great looking cane. Nice combination of wood.
Thank you for posting, it gives us more ideas.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 11:58 PM

I have always enjoyed seeing your work, this is certainly no exception. You have the artist eye, great work, you’ve totally captured the spirit of the whale.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 11:59 PM

Fantastic carving..Me like it very much…

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 12:53 AM

what a beautiful cane…great idea using the whale..i like the different rings of woods used and of coarse the whale..great job..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 01:20 AM

Wow, you’re really at it! So many cool ideas!


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#9 posted 06-16-2010 01:40 AM

you got this one right on … that’s a beautiful whale design

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 06-16-2010 01:53 AM

That is a beautiful carving. Nice work.

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 03:10 AM

Amazing cane a great work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 03:21 AM

Wow, that is beautiful. You are truly an amazing artist.

-- Janice

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#13 posted 06-16-2010 04:09 AM

Another beautiful cane. Excellent job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 04:14 AM

Wow. Beautiful. Makes me want to break out my carving tools again!

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 05:39 AM

Lovely work!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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