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The Quiet Patriot

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Project by LittlePaw posted 1263 days ago 1548 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Of the walking canes I’ve carved, this is my favorite. I named it The Quiet Patriot.
Rather than attaching nicely carved handles to dowels, all my sticks are carved out of a slabs of wood (2” x 6” x 40”), much like a rifle stock. I also put a gentle curve on the shaft so it wouldn’t look like a dowel.
The top third of The Quiet Patriot is the Bald Eagle with her wings wrapped around the cane. The middle third is a shield with flying Old Glory wrapped around it. That’s why the lines are not straight and the stars are not symmetrical. You can see where the red and white stripes are sewn together. I chose not to paint or stain Old Glory so that the beautiful salted maple grains can be seen. I also didn’t feel I had to color our flag because I don’t think there is an American alive that doesn’t know that our flag is Red, White and Blue. The bottom third is rectangular with the front and back saying: “GOD BLESS AMERICA” and “IN GOD WE TRUST”. The left and right sides say: “HOME OF THE FREE” and “BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE”. The words are inlaid with Lapis and Turquoise.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

That’s really a great carving. Beautiful eagle and the details along with it are very interesting. Nice design.
Great veterans cane…........

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

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B13

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

Amazing detail. what tools do you use to carve with? thanks!

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 1263 days ago

Hi B13, I use a variety of carpenter chisels, files, rifflers, scrapers, and some detail carving knives I bought off the Net (They didn’t have any brand name on them), even fingernail files. I tried taking some pix of my carving tools a while ago to show you, but my camera battery was dead. I’ll try again after its charged. I hope this helps, B13, and thanx for your interest.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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B13

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#4 posted 1263 days ago

Thanks! for your time.

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1263 days ago

NICE!

-- 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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JJireh

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#6 posted 1263 days ago

Very nice, can we see it full upright?
Thanks,
Sean

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LittlePaw

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#7 posted 1263 days ago

Let m go see if the battery is charged.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 1263 days ago

I’m puzzled, JJireh, I replaced the last 2 pix with new uprights, front and back, but they’re not showing up. I even got completely out of the site and rebooted my puter, but still no new pix . . . have any idea what I did wrong?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 1262 days ago

Very Nice! Great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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devann

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#10 posted 1260 days ago

Great stick, I wanted to see a full upright too. Maybe later?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 1258 days ago

Here they are . . . sorry it took so long. I put them in the wrong place. I hope these turn out okay.



-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Roman Hrytsak

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#12 posted 1238 days ago

Littlepaw – I’m glad you are back to carving! Your work is exquisite. I look forward to seeing more. RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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blockhead

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#13 posted 1232 days ago

Sorry I missed this one LP. This is fantastic! It’s obvious a lot of thought went into this piece. I love everything about it. Excellent job with the carving, can’t wait to see more. Thanks for posting!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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terrilynne

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#14 posted 1161 days ago

Very nice carving

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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