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Project by mtnwild posted 1344 days ago 1976 views 11 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new favorite of mine, tied with the rest.

My son says he claims this by some relations clause. I told him if he helps me come up with my taxes for the year, it’s his.

While I was waiting for something to dry on the cane, I came up with this cane stand. A polar bear on ice. There is a seal head poking up from what is supposed rolling cold water. Had all these little pieces around that just went together. Just for fun.

Hope you enjoy….....................

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

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#1 posted 1344 days ago

This is quite a handsome project. Another beauty! :)

Thanks for showing us. Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 1344 days ago

Jack, this is just terrific. Just enough detail everywhere to tell the story but not overdone. Love that handle.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 1344 days ago

That is so cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1344 days ago

Can you adopt me so I can have one of your canes?!

Great Job.


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#5 posted 1344 days ago

I love your new found style. They are quite gallery worthy collectables. I may have to venture away from my ergonomic demands and do some more freestyle pieces myself. Keep up the excellent work and creativity!

FYI: I claimed some of my Dad’s sculpture pieces because they ran out of room in their home and so I purchased a glass/wrought iron display table for one of his pieces and claimed it as part of my collection.

-- "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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#6 posted 1344 days ago

Thanks everyone!

Meilie, you don’t need to change a thing. Your designs are so cool. I often think I need to go more freestyle like you, you seem to let the wood speak…......l….............

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

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#7 posted 1344 days ago

beautiful cane, and the wood is spectacular, almost has a water effect to it.

-- RStadler

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#8 posted 1344 days ago

Very well executed design, I can feel the water slipping past it as it swims. Cane stand is great too. A definate winner!

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#9 posted 1344 days ago

Awesome! How is it for holding and walking with quite a bit of weight?

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

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#10 posted 1344 days ago

Thanks guys.

Hey Bob! It’s really not heavy at all. My art of falconry cane is the only really heavy one. This is cut in length for a big person, right now. Perfect for my 6ft 4in. son. Can be cut down. I find it very comfortable. Really good to carry. You’d have to feel it. Maybe you will someday…......;)

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

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#11 posted 1344 days ago

Mtnwild your canes are always a pleasure to look at. That old bear looks like he is cruising for a meal.Great!!!!!!!

-- 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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#12 posted 1344 days ago

Very beautiful artwork. Awesome.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#13 posted 1344 days ago

Really striking piece, and the stand adds so much to it. Thank you for the pleasure of seeing it.


-- Go

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#14 posted 1344 days ago

This is a nice piece, very well done lovely craftmanship

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 1344 days ago

Again an incredible piece of work. Only this time, the cane stand makes this a sculpture! :) I can see a whole “Alaskan” cane series … an otter would be nice. Floating on his back cracking a mussel open. :)

-- 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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