|Project by Buffalo||posted 12-01-2011 05:39 PM||1213 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
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.