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Project by hairy posted 09-16-2010 08:13 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fiddleback sycamore and walnut, with an East Indian Rosewood cap.

37 and 1/2” tall

Hexagonal handle. I was pleasantly surprised to see the fiddleback on all facets. I didn’t expect that.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 08:23 PM

Nice looking cane.

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 11:34 PM

Looks like something Winston Churchill would have liked. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Mary Anne

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 11:50 PM

That’s nice! It looks sturdy, and obviously well balanced. The fiddleback is gorgeous.
I think I would have the most trouble cutting the hex shape. How did you do it?

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hairy

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 12:09 AM

Thanks!
It wasn’t difficult.
First, I turned a cone shape. Using the lathe index , I divided it into 6 sections.
I used a microplane to flatten each section.
I left it a little thick, and fine tuned the join after glue up.A lot of sanding to make it feel good and look good.
I’m happy with how it turned out. It will be a gift.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Mary Anne

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 12:18 AM

Thanks for the explanation, Hairy! It makes sense, and it sounds like something even I could manage.
Without your tip, I would have spent hours, probably, at the table saw and still not got it right.

It will make a great gift!

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 05:40 AM

nice job Bud

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

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#7 posted 09-25-2010 11:06 PM

I missed this one. Very cool. Looks great…............

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

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 04:58 AM

Me, too. This is a very pretty cane. And the fiddleback Is surprising. Lovely.

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