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Here’s a few different canes that I’ve made using Maple, Brass, Copper, Ebony, Walnut. All were carved/filed/sanded/grinded whatever just no lathe I don’t own one yet it scares me how many accessories there are, I could go broke!
May 06, 2006
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Mark A. DeCou
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#1 posted 05-09-2006 01:34 PM
I’m totally impressed with your canes. Do you have more photos you could share of them?? I think your use of contrasting woods/colors, and the shapes are incredible. Please tell me more about your cane work, I’m hooked.thanks,Mark DeCouwww.decoustudio.com
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com
#2 posted 05-09-2006 02:50 PM
There are a couple of articles you would enjoy seeing in the June 2006 issue of Woodwork Magazine. There is a carved spoon artist named Norm Sartorius, and a another free form sculptor named Terry Martin. Both excellent work, and has the same quality as your work. I just bought the magazine this Sunday at a bookstore, so you can probably find it. thanks,Mark DeCou
#3 posted 05-09-2006 03:07 PM
another thought, I am in a Yahoo Group for walking cane-walking stick makers. If you have interest in email connection with international cane and stick makers, you can join the group, they would love your sculpted canes.
#4 posted 05-09-2006 03:21 PM
sorry I keep posting comments about your canes, but the more I look and think about them, the more questions I have, and the more appreciation I have for the work done, and the styling. I can see the influence of Maloof in the sculpted lines, both the positive and negative spaces, as well as the sharp edges and the smoothed edges. I’m sure from what I have read about Sam in his book, and the dozens of articles I have collected about him, he would be quite fond of your work. I think you mentioned in another project that you have gotten feedback from him before. I hope you get a chance to write your experience with him down, or video tape it, or something, as he is truly a living legend, and someone you will want to have documented your experiences with someday.
just some thoughts,Mark DeCouwww.decoustudio.com
#5 posted 05-10-2006 06:35 PM
Thanks I’ll e-mail you via your web site with some pictures
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#6 posted 05-25-2006 02:15 PM
Wow! Incredible work. I don’t carve, so I’m in awe of your accomplishments.
Keep it up and show us some more.
#7 posted 05-31-2006 02:13 PM
I’m so excited. I told you earlier that I was headed to Cody in September for the first time to show my work at the Western Design Conference. I was reading their acceptance letter again, and I discovered that Sam Maloof is speaking on furniture design on Wednesday afternoon. I won’t miss that lecture for sure. I feel like one of those women that fan themselves and faint when Brad Pitt, or Tom Cruise get out of their limo and walk up the red carpet. You know, the kind of women you see on t.v. making a fool of themselves, and you just shake your head at them. That’s how I feel about reading that Sam Maloof will be at the show speaking, and I get a chance to hear him. I am hoping I can get a chance to shake his hand, get a photo with him, and then tell my grandkids about the day I got to meet the legend, “Sam Maloof”. I was so excited, I had to tell you about it, I know you have visited with him before. Have you been to the wood turning class at his studio yet? I think you said that it was coming up and that you were signed up.thanks,Mark DeCouwww.decoustudio.com
#8 posted 05-31-2006 05:52 PM
That’s great news and yes the turning event was 5-20-06 Sam was there however he didn’t spend as much time with the group as normal due to being tired. I found out he had just been released from the hospital the day before from getting a pacemaker, it’s amazing he was even there walking around and spending time with us (he’s a trooper). Anyway I’ll hit you up on your e-mail from your web site for additional info.
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#9 posted 06-07-2006 01:14 AM
Your canes are great. i love the different woods you used. i am a mod on the stickmakers list and i would like to extend an invitation to join our group. your canes will make a great hit with our stick makers.
#10 posted 06-08-2006 06:51 AM
Thanks for the complements Pat what is the link to the stickmakers list is it the same as the link Mark mentioned in a previous comment on this page? If so I applied but never recieved any news back.
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#11 posted 07-30-2006 05:48 AM
Your atention to detail is great. Where do you get your hardware for your canes? what type of finish do you like using?
#12 posted 07-30-2006 08:10 AM
For type of finish it really depends on what is right for the project but you can’t beat tung oil and wax for easy application and a natural feel, however I’ve never tried shelac or varnish. And with regards to hardware some of it I made myself but the tips that were purchased were from Lee Valley/Veritas and the Mosaic Pin Stock I got from Tru Grit in Ontario CA which is a knife supply place.
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#13 posted 09-03-2006 10:38 PM
nice work !
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#14 posted 12-09-2006 12:40 AM
I just stumbled onto this site via the Stickmakers Internation group on Yahoo yesterday and saw your canes today. Great stuff. You’ve got a good imagination and eye for design, not to mention wood colors.
I’ve been making canes for about 4 years but am nowhere near your class. I also started carving walking sticks. I’ve got my Mongol Warrior posted on the Yahoo group site.
It takes me a while to produce anything since I handicapped and very slow.
-- Ron, L.A.
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#15 posted 04-13-2007 01:51 AM
amazing creations. The one in the second photo is … amazing!! Beautifully designed/created.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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