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Art of Falconry cane

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Project by mtnwild posted 11-18-2010 12:55 AM 3081 views 6 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tribute to the art of falconry. And a cool field stick!
Been working on this since just before I finished my last cane. Just over a month. Never thought it would have turned out as good as it did. A real challenge for me. Could be better but I’m happy with it.
Maple falcon, walnut glove. The shaft wood was marked, ind. rosewood when I bought it. It’s more like ebony. It only cost 16 dollars, so I’m sure it is not ebony. If I knew how dark it was I would have saved it and used it like ebony. It came all waxed up, so when I started working it, I was committed. Dark is good.
The glove, walnut, is so dark, I like the shaft being darker. Kind of was hoping for more grain patterns though. Oh well. I didn’t take a picture of the tip, but I put in a picture of the type of tip it has.

Yes I have a short history with the sport. Nothing to acclaim, but memories for a life time. Not a day goes by I don’t think about those fantastic days of youth, freedom and the wild.
Was thinking to dedicate this project to Martin and his wonder project,” LumberJock’s”. Don’t really suppose this cane would exist without this site and what it’s influence on me has been. “Thanks Martin”.
Hope you all enjoy…................................

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





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 12:57 AM

WOW! That is really nice! I really like the Glove.

-- Dennis Zongker

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 01:00 AM

Wow, yourself, your fast. Thanks…..............

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 01:04 AM

You are a genius!
Excellent job on the glove.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#4 posted 11-18-2010 01:05 AM

Very Nice

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 11-18-2010 01:13 AM

Jack you keep out doing yourself. What an amazing piece, that maple is gorgeous and the glove came out perfect. You really do need to take better pictures (don’t take offense) but your work deserves it. Very well done my friend.

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#7 posted 11-18-2010 01:27 AM

Thanks Terrilynne, you are very nice. I appreciate your comments, good luck at the show.

Thank you Jamie…..

Thanks to you too Lou! I know…...............

Greg, not sure about you…....................

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

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mmh

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#8 posted 11-18-2010 01:33 AM

This really came out quite extraordinary! I love the wood choices, especially the dark black walnut for the glove. The carving has some nice heaviness to it that makes it all the more realistic. Even the hawk has an air of inquisitive tolerance while perched on the glove. The shaft is also quite remarkable, as it the design and dimensions fit the theme. Everything feels right, as if they all belong to each other. Excellent job!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 01:40 AM

Mtnwild this is a outstanding cane anyone would love to have!
I just got to put this work of art in my favorites.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 11-18-2010 01:42 AM

Thanks Meilie! It’s sturdy alright. Wanted to make it a field cane. The carving on the shaft is hard to see, but in the light it’s good. Yea, I thought it needed some leather type feel in there. Also wanted to try and get a little movement in the hawk, glove. Did not want it too stagnant, stiff.

Thanks Michael, that means a lot.

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

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 11-18-2010 01:46 AM

I think this might be your best cane yet! You are incredibly talented my friend. Keep it up my friend and you won’t be able to keep up with the commission work load. This cane is not only creative but it is absolutely beautiful.

-- 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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#12 posted 11-18-2010 01:49 AM

Thanks Rivergirl!
Yea, will probably have to re-enforce my front door with a knock shield…....................not….............

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

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#13 posted 11-18-2010 02:13 AM

Lookin’ good Jack. I agree it has a realistic look or feel about it. That was the first thing that struck me.

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 02:16 AM

This is a truely beautiful piece. I love the creativity and thought that went into this piece. I also really like the shaft design, looks almost like a leather strip wrapped around in a pattern and fits well with the leather falconers glove. I know you made it to be used, but it is almost to nice a piece. Congratulations on another great job, always look forward to seeing what you do next :)

-- Steve

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 02:19 AM

Thanks Bob….........

Thank you Steve….. Yes, I’d like it to be used. Any wear or bangs, just gives it character…...........

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

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