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Walking stick / cane – Limply Jock
A stick for the vintage architect…



A walk in the forest,
a branch on a fallen tree,
a pocket knife,
a stolen moment,
no one came,
humping home.

I see a shape,
I cut it rough,
I draw the lines,
I shape as I go,
just me in the work shop,
resting on a chair with four legs.

Looking at the trees, now supported by a branch, as the leafs are falling in October.



Hope that it will keep me going, and perhaps make you smile,

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1394 days ago

Boy am I disappointed I expected to see a stick walking by itself. LOL

A fun project . Poetry in woodworking.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#2 posted 1394 days ago

Wow Mads, I thought that was a picture of me for a moment until I realized that I don’t have hat like that, a beard or a walking stick. You got the posture right though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1394 days ago

where did you get that picture from , its looking excacly how I walk into bed after nightshifts
on a sunday morning and as far as I know you havn´t been on Ærø at that time of the day…..LOL

like your pocket knife :-)
and your little poem

take care
Dennis

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Napoleon

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#4 posted 1394 days ago

That bodyattitude is born from one thing and one thing only…Stealing woods from containers and draging wood through the streets of Paris !

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

wrong Thomas I have never done that in Paris

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1394 days ago

Mads, you really never seize to amaze me. So now I see that you are also a poet. I like the walking stick very much and I see that you carefully picked just the right limb that had been waiting for Mads to find it. Is the picture a self portrait with the timer or did someone take it? I love the picture and see that you must surely know something also about acting or being a mime. Not just anybody can make pose like that. Your photography is always great. Mads, your just a helluva fine fellow, if you don’t mind my saying so.

-- 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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Eric_S

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#7 posted 1394 days ago

Mads what is that tool to the left of the axe in the 4th pic? I haven’t seen one of those before. Is it just a spokeshave but a pull style?

Nice cane by the way.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Div

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#8 posted 1394 days ago

Pure poetry in motion!

Hmmmm, the hat…. I don’t know…I like your other ones better!

That brass ferule at the end is a fine touch my friend. The eye for details….

Eric, it is called a draw knife.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Eric_S

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#9 posted 1394 days ago

Thank you. I’m still learning hand tools as you can tell.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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TJ65

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#10 posted 1394 days ago

suave and sophisticated, you can walk the streets of paris in style.
I would change your hat to a more distinguished one to suit tho! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Knothead62

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#11 posted 1394 days ago

Wow! Those varnish vapors can really do a job on you!

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RJS

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#12 posted 1394 days ago

That looks really good! It looks fairly simple to make. I am always shaving wood, but never really making anything. I am going to try a walking stick next. Thank you for posting.

-- RJ

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mtnwild

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#13 posted 1394 days ago

Nice! I like the way you left that small branch. That was a good idea. Too often we cut before we really think it all out. Good one!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Schwieb

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#14 posted 1394 days ago

Sehr gut mein Freund.

Digteren, håndværkeren, og læreren alle er skinnende her.

Smilende,

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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blackcherry

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#15 posted 1394 days ago

I got it Album cover to Led Zep “Stairway To Heaven”, your missing a bundle of sticks….lol

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