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BlackBeards Wormwood Cane taken from The Queen Anne's Revenge

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Project by Whitt posted 1094 days ago 1592 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea for this project came from a program on my local PBS channel about searching for BlackBeards ship sunken on the east coast.
I carved the skull and crossbones from some black walnut scraps that I have left from trimming an uncles tree.
The shank is from some old rough cut bug eating oak lumber that is about 60 years old that I picked up at an old farm sale.
I also inserted a small piece of black walnut into the shank and inlayed copper to make a couple of pirate flag designs then sanded the copper down to give a worn look.
The 1st flag design was flown by Captain Emanuel Wynne, The hour glass is a sign that “time for deliberation is short or is running out”, a warning to the victims to stop now or else.
The 2nd flag design was flown by Calico Jack Rackham, now a popular design used by Hollywood.
The ferrule, not pictured is made of copper burnt with linseed oil to give it a weathered appearance.
All in all another fun project.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"





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DaddyT

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#1 posted 1094 days ago

Man thats cool! I dont even need a cane but I would carry it anyways!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1094 days ago

I love it! The skull is especially well done.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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JJireh

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#3 posted 1094 days ago

Very cool cane, great idea!

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paplou

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#4 posted 1094 days ago

Get that man to a dentist. Great Job

-- PAPLOU

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flintbone

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#5 posted 1094 days ago

Good job. Me thinks old “Beard” would be proud to lean on that stick.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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Moron

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#6 posted 1094 days ago

love it

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

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knottysticks

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#7 posted 1089 days ago

Great idea and the background info really adds to the appeal. Love the hour glass !

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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Whitt

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#8 posted 1088 days ago

I corrected a spelling error on the title of the project.
it should read “BlackBeards Wormwood Cane taken from The Queen Anne’s Revenge”
Not “BlackBeards Wormwood Cane yaken from The Queen Anne’s Revenge”
Opps..

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"

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