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Project by mtnwild posted 1507 days ago 2608 views 5 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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michelletwo

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#1 posted 1507 days ago

WOWEEEEE..that is GRAND just super..great 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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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1507 days ago

Really imaginative and beautiful!

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

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1507 days ago

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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lanwater

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#4 posted 1507 days ago

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

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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savannah505

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#5 posted 1507 days ago

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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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1507 days ago

Fantastic carving..Me like it very much…

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grizzman

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#7 posted 1507 days ago

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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Jordan

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#8 posted 1507 days ago

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

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 1507 days ago

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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Broglea

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#10 posted 1507 days ago

That is a beautiful carving. Nice work.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1507 days ago

Amazing cane a great work of art.

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janice

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#12 posted 1507 days ago

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

-- Janice

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1507 days ago

Another beautiful cane. Excellent job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Jim

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#14 posted 1507 days ago

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

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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jcees

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#15 posted 1506 days ago

Lovely work!

always,
J.C.

-- 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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