Twist of Cane #2

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Project by Christopher posted 11-02-2010 10:19 PM 1665 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I need to get more pics, it’ll happen eventually. This is the second one of these I have done. The first one I built went to my dads girlfriend and it was actually stolen. This one I made for my uncle who needed a cane more than my dads girl. It’s walnut wrapped around a maple core, the handle is ribbon maple. It’s finished with ten coats of wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 10:41 PM

Very nice. How did you get the spiral carved?

-- Jerry L.

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 10:45 PM

Beautiful and unique design, just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 01:46 AM

I’m with JerryL- how did you wrap it???

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 02:43 AM

Nice cane. I’m curious too :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 03:12 AM

Welcome back! Nice cane. Now I know what you’ve been doing with yourself, at least part of the time.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 11-03-2010 04:32 AM

Nice. Did you use a Legacy ornamental mill? They work nice for something like this. (I know, because I got one)

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 05:19 AM

To get the spiral carve around the maple I ripped a half-inch by half-inch chunk of maple 32 inches long and cut four pieces of walnut that I glued on each side of the maple. Then I carved through the walnut down to the maple in a spiral curve (much like carving thru the wood of a pencil down to the graphite). No steaming or wood bending needed!

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 06:41 AM

Wow that’s cool a great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 05:14 PM

Nice one! Great designing and workmanship there. Fun stuff, this will be a conversation piece where ever it goes…..................

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

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#10 posted 11-04-2010 12:09 AM

Awesome! Very beautiful work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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