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Project by mtnwild posted 1184 days ago 2081 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wasn’t going to build anything for a while but it won’t stop raining. Imagine that, here in the Northwest!

Still have firewood to heat the shop, this late in the year. Love this Mahogany. Had a piece of nice figured Maple left over too, so I’ve been wanting to try different shapes, so here’s another one.

The Mahogany is kind of soft, but beautiful. So I sanded down to 220, twice. I wet between sanding to raise the grain. Then, I applied the boiled linseed oil, so that it would sink in good, then, I burnished it. I use a smooth antler and just rub the heck out of it. Like they do to baseball bats, to make them harder.

This is my lightest cane yet. Very comfortable and looks great.

Just will slip this into my projects. Hope you enjoy….......................

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

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

Very nice. It almost looks like it’s stalking something, ready to pounce.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

Beautiful Cane! It would make one heck of a weapon.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1184 days ago

you are a very gifted craftsman

thanks for sharing

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 1184 days ago

Beautifully done; I like the stylized falcon.

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

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#5 posted 1184 days ago

nice piece, something an egyptian king would carry. The wood grain is exceptional. I get excited when I plane a piece of wood and discover a beautiful grain such as that.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Roman Hrytsak

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

This one is a beauty! I love it. Thanks for sharing and the tips on finishing your project. Looking for more!

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

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

Your finishing techniques are quite impressive. The TLC you put into your work really shows.

-- "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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#8 posted 1184 days ago

He looks so intense! He is ready to swoop down and scoop up some vittles! Lovely as always mtn! Glad you still have some firewood. Can you believe we are still burning wood, trying to keep warm and dry this time of year? I am also sick and tired of cold and wet – ready for summer.

-- 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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#9 posted 1184 days ago

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment!

Love the wood! Grain patterns and colors are so fun to discover. Always a surprise.

Spring is finally here it looks like. Temp., finally getting over 50 degrees. Still snowing in the passes. More snow this year than usual.

Still voting on your canes for the vet’s. Hoping the best for you and your husband, Meilie.

Thanks again, Jack…...............

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

The wood you used in this piece is just stunning! This reminds me of the old Bogie movie “The Maltese Falcon” You did a great job.


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 1183 days ago

Another favorite! Your style is so cool, the soft blending real character of those faces makes me think you love animals too. Thanks for showing.

-- $tudie

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#12 posted 1182 days ago

Another great piece Jack. I love those falcons.

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#13 posted 1182 days ago

I got to build one more fire recently!! -rain and flooding won’t stop here either…

-It’s a really good thing that piece did not make its way into the fire!!! It needed you to exhume it! that is incredible! -it seems like you just finished the guardian! can i send you some things to sand? -i think you have all the patience i lack!
...just beautiful!

-- christine

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#14 posted 1182 days ago

Awesome shape! Looks like it is in a stoop, or dive. Mahogany has to be the finest wood in th world to work. I luv it.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#15 posted 1181 days ago

Thanks Sheila!

Thanks Scott! Most my inspiration comes from nature. It so natural…........

Thanks Lou, you help a lot…...............

Christine, you must do a lot of sanding yourself. You really have me pegged for time spent.

Greg, I’ve just come upon this mahogany and you are right, it’s pretty good to work with. Never used it before. The mahogany I’ve ever come upon is darker. I got that from old shipping crates. This gold stuff is awesome.

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

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