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Cane No 5

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Project by Andrek posted 10-05-2018 12:55 PM 300 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everybody.
Some of you guys , have been teasing me long enough, so I just had to try it myself. This branch came into my garden after a big stormy and windy night. This is a sugar maple branch carved with my new toy ( a gift from my wife and kids ) painted in oil and finished with a coat of very glossy outdoors varnish, so I have a wet look.
Feel free to comment, but anyway I had a good time making it.
Keep on making saw dust and have a pleasant day in your shop.

p.s a cane is difficult to picture, advices are always welcome.

-- andrek





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Jerry

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 04:56 PM

That is really clever and whimsical with the frog! I like the fact that you re-purposed a blown in branch. Nice save and great job on that finish.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Ocelot

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#2 posted 10-05-2018 06:26 PM

When I saw your heading, I thought of this vineyard. I don’t drink, but the founder of a company I used to work for owns that vineyard.

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leafherder

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#3 posted 10-05-2018 10:49 PM

Great job! Now you’ll be looking for naturally shaped canes everywhere. About 80% of my canes come from branches that fell during a storm (wind, snow, ice), the rest I grow myself. Sugar maple is fun to work with and has interesting branch angles that make good handles. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-06-2018 01:41 PM

That is a great natural cane. To get it all in the pictures you can take it cross corner so it fills up the diagonal and I think you will get it all in without ti being too small (far away). I made one out of a grape vine once and it was full of tiny holes and the handle naturally curved around too. It was strong but springy and someone bought it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Andrek

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#5 posted 10-07-2018 09:44 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
leafherder, you are right,,,again . I’m addicted and now staring branches.
jim jakosh, thanks I will do that on the next posting.

-- andrek

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