Hand carved cane

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Project by Buffalo posted 868 days ago 890 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently involved in a work accident and my foot was crushed and lost my big toe.
Suddenly finding myself in need of a cane (maybe for good ) and not liking the selection an the stores I decided to carve my own .
My inspiration came from Lumberjocks and seems only fitting to post it here . since I am native I gave it a native flair – the shaft is curly maple ( not easy to carve )as I don’t use power tools as a rule ( last resort)- and the handle is whitetail deer antler with a tigers eye inlaid in the front and turquoise in the back .
I fastened it together with Gorilla epoxy and a hidden stainless screw ( behind the tigers eye ) and finished it with Minwax Sedona red and polyurethane .
I am very pleased with the result ( first time cane ) and it is also very functional.
Hope everyone likes it – let me know

-- Ray- Janesville Wi.

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Mark A. DeCou

1971 posts in 2905 days

#1 posted 868 days ago

Awesome work.
Curly maple is amazingly hard to carve like this, way to go!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 868 days ago

I think that it is a beautiful cane and you did a great job on it. I’m sorry about your foot injury and I hope it heals up. I’m glad that you didn’t loose your whole foot.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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9 posts in 869 days

#3 posted 868 days ago

thanks – only lost the big toe and the other 4 were crushed – its a long road ahead.
but im getting there .

-- Ray- Janesville Wi.

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#4 posted 868 days ago

That’s a nice looking cane! You did a good job on it. Hope your recovery goes well.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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Mark A. DeCou

1971 posts in 2905 days

#5 posted 868 days ago

Hey Buffalo, when Mike P. says you did good, you can take that to the bank. He’s a major talented carver!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 867 days ago

welcome to LJ’s..a great place to recuperate! super cane. Wish you a speedy recovery

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 867 days ago

Oh yeh, making your own. Very cool, like it lots. Take time to heal, hope all goes well…...Welcome….........

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

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#8 posted 821 days ago

Wow, great job.

-- Bob

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