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Project by mtnwild posted 1167 days ago 1910 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 1167 days ago

This is just beautiful

-- David Australia

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mmh

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#2 posted 1167 days ago

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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whitedog

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#3 posted 1167 days ago

A real stunner . Great wood combinations .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 1167 days ago

Very Nice!!!!

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1167 days ago

Sheeee Zaaaam thar’s one eye popper, great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dozuki

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

That is great. WOW

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

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 1167 days ago

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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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 1167 days ago

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 1167 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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knottysticks

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#10 posted 1167 days ago

You just keep out doing your self- well done.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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Tony_S

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#11 posted 1167 days ago

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…

-- Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

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#12 posted 1167 days ago

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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kineo

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#13 posted 1167 days ago

absolutely incredible…thanks for sharing

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 1167 days ago

You are on a roll Jack!!

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

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JeffStarr

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#15 posted 1167 days ago

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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