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Project by mtnwild posted 02-07-2011 11:27 PM 2456 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cane for the big man or the guy with big hands. Kind of my “Field of dreams cane”, build it and they will come. I hope.

I had a few pieces of the broken walrus ivory cribbage board, so with the arctic theme still going, I got the idea for a walrus. Those are walrus tusks.
If you have not watched a trained walrus, they are super intelligent. Amazing animals.
Fun way to bide my time. Lots of hours, lots of, “are you kidding me”, to myself. But I kept at it anyway. Kind of like it now. Big for most of us, but really comfortable and not as heavy as it might look. Really.
I tried inlaying the walrus into the maple, that was the really hard part. Got it as good as I could.

Don’t know what else to say. If you have any questions, go ahead and ask.

Hope you enjoy, Jack….......................................

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





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wyeth

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 12:28 AM

This is just beautiful

-- David Australia

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 12:28 AM

This is a gorgeous piece! I love how you managed to create a rippled water effect with the fiddleback maple. Your shaping is also quite accurate and the animal looks alive and swimming. A terrific piece!

-- "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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#3 posted 02-08-2011 01:33 AM

A real stunner . Great wood combinations .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 01:43 AM

Very Nice!!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 01:48 AM

Sheeee Zaaaam thar’s one eye popper, great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 01:50 AM

That is great. WOW

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#7 posted 02-08-2011 02:22 AM

Thanks folks! Messing around, trying ideas, having fun….................

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

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#8 posted 02-08-2011 03:21 AM

You keep getting better and better. one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 02-08-2011 03:40 AM

Your canes are all just amazing and this one is no different! It is absolutely beautiful!

Sheila

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

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 03:53 AM

You just keep out doing your self- well done.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 04:36 AM

Very VERY nice….VERY! LOL!
The piece of Walnut you chose looks as though it had a Walrus hiding inside of it. If you’d carved anything else out of it, there would be conflict. Beautiful job releasing it…

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#12 posted 02-08-2011 04:46 AM

Coo coo ka choo….. really nice effect you achieved with the ‘surround’. It doesn’t look to big to me, somehow you managed the whole thing without it looking ungainly. Well done Jack!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#13 posted 02-08-2011 05:16 AM

absolutely incredible…thanks for sharing

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#14 posted 02-08-2011 05:21 AM

You are on a roll Jack!!

-- 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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#15 posted 02-08-2011 06:29 AM

That’s pretty cool, you have quite an array of carvings. I cant wait to see what is next. You really do have a way with making your animals look so natural and lifelike.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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