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Project by mtnwild posted 03-04-2011 12:05 AM 1515 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another idea that came to me. The wood pieces and the idea all seemed to create it’s self. Just sort of helped it along. Using up most my dry wood. This might be it for a while. I’ve been neglecting a lot of chores lately. No hot idea driving me right now. Got a few ideas, but none that will stop getting some spring chores done. Maple seal, on Walnut, with Purple heart spacers, a chunk of Rosewood thrown in there, some more maple and walnut stick. I have an oak dowel through the length, cemented in with a two part marine epoxy. Finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. I need to do some easier canes or other projects. These are tough. Thanks for stopping and looking, hope you enjoy…...............................

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





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#1 posted 03-04-2011 12:50 AM

you just better and better … this one is a master piece

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

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 12:58 AM

Great piece I love it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 01:01 AM

THERE HE IS!!! He looks like he’s posing all sleek and sexy for Sports Illustrated swim suit edition. Love how the top of the cane looks like a rock. You do such wonderful work. :) Always makes me smile to see the next edition of this series. How fun it would be to get to see all in one place at the same time?

-- 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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#4 posted 03-04-2011 01:08 AM

Another incredible piece! Every one of these canes is just beautiful! Your choices of wood is perfect and just flows with the design of the seal. I’m with rivergirl! Each one brings a smile to my face! Awesome!

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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#5 posted 03-04-2011 01:54 AM

WOW. This is really well done! Design and all…. I love the stylized seal and the way you used the grain. The way you managed the ‘flipper’ still makes it very comfortable looking. Hurry up and get your chores done so we can see more.

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

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 02:39 AM

Thanks Dan, really appreciate your input and support.

Thank you Dug!

Rivergirl, you make me smile too, thanks a lot for your enthusiasm.

Thank you Sheila, the wood really worked for me this time. Great figure for the piece.

Thanks Spoontaneous! Will get right on that.

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

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 05:20 AM

Beautiful! The flowing lines are poetry! I hope it won’t be long before you can share more work with us, I’ve enjoyed all of these…

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#8 posted 03-04-2011 05:23 AM

That is a beautiful cane, Mtnwild. Well done!

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

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#9 posted 03-04-2011 10:22 AM

Beautiful… nice flow of movement, color and texture!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#10 posted 03-04-2011 11:52 AM

Nice job Jack. You should have called him “Flipper” :-))

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

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#11 posted 03-04-2011 01:06 PM

How about a penguin?

-- 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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#12 posted 03-04-2011 05:22 PM

Thanks Vasko, Very nice of you.

Thank you LittlePaw, hope you are doing well with those cool boxes and handles.

Thank you Rick, hope those ribs are feeling better.

Thank you too Bob. Always good to hear from you.

Kelly, I just have not gotten a glimpse of an image for a penguin. Will keep the thought, maybe sometime something will hit me.

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

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#13 posted 03-04-2011 06:20 PM

Another extraordinary piece of work! I love the selection of woods and how you used their grain to guide the shapes. Your sense of design has made this into a complete work of art.

The photos in process are a nice treat too. Keep up the wonderful work!

-- "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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#14 posted 03-04-2011 11:05 PM

Hi and thanks!, Meilie.

Nice of you. These pieces really went well together and I must say I took more time considering grain and shapes. Wood is so fun….....................

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

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#15 posted 03-05-2011 01:40 AM

Beautifully done Jack. I like the process photos too.

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