Fritz style cane

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Project by rodneywt1180b posted 10-20-2017 07:15 PM 858 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is a wood geek’s special. The most interesting part is the handle. It’s cut from western red maple that was growing on a right of way. The limb had been trimmed several times before being cut off and left behind by the trimming crew. The limb had a portion that was cut then rotted back to form a hollow in the limb. The wood eventually grew over the void leaving a cavity that couldn’t be seen from outside. The red area between the bark inclusions is where the tree started growing internally to fill the cavity. It was a burl like growth totally hidden inside the limb. I really wish I had thought to take a picture before I cut it up.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-20-2017 10:04 PM

Real nice cane!!


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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 10-21-2017 09:42 AM

Beautiful cane.

I sometimes think of trimming my trees to encourage crazy grain growth for some future homeowner to find. This just reminded me to consider that again.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 10-21-2017 02:29 PM

This is a wonderful cane and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 10-21-2017 04:44 PM

Great cane and great find on that wood. I frequently bend and prune saplings to encourage them to grow the way I want them to.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 10-22-2017 11:31 AM

Nice stick. I have so many and still build more. Love your woods.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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