BlackBeards Wormwood Cane taken from The Queen Anne's Revenge

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Project by Whitt posted 07-26-2011 07:27 PM 2292 views 1 time 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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#1 posted 07-26-2011 08:51 PM

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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#2 posted 07-26-2011 09:36 PM

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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#3 posted 07-26-2011 09:53 PM

Very cool cane, great idea!

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 01:01 AM

Get that man to a dentist. Great Job


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#5 posted 07-27-2011 02:04 AM

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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#6 posted 07-27-2011 02:48 AM

love it

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

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 05:36 PM

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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#8 posted 08-01-2011 05:44 PM

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”

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

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