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Project by mtnwild posted 12-14-2010 10:57 PM 2726 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 12-14-2010 10:59 PM

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 12-14-2010 11:01 PM

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 12-14-2010 11:02 PM

That is so cool…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 11:07 PM

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

Great Job.

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 11:14 PM

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 12-15-2010 12:02 AM

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 12-15-2010 12:17 AM

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

-- RStadler

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 12:21 AM

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 12-15-2010 12:40 AM

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

-- 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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#10 posted 12-15-2010 12:55 AM

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 12-15-2010 03:27 AM

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 12-15-2010 05:04 AM

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 12-15-2010 05:19 AM

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 12-15-2010 07:35 AM

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 12-15-2010 12:05 PM

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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