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Project by mtnwild posted 02-10-2012 10:37 PM 1175 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some cool pallet wood a while back and stored it away. Found it again and since I like saving money on materials, decided to see if it was as good as it looked under that rough surface.
Turned out pretty good overall. This piece had a knot hole I had to deal with. I decided to go for it and hope the hole wasn’t too bad. Kind of like it now.
Tired of getting on too long of a project right now so I’ve been making some falcon canes with my scrap wood for the handles and some nice maple and walnut I can still come up with for the shafts.
This is the first one. More right behind this.
Thanks for looking….......................

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





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 11:14 PM

Just Beautiful! Awesome work!
Pallett wood? Who would ever of guessed that!
Gret Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 11:43 PM

I also think it is beautiful! Your canes are so cool! It is a treat to see what a wonderful second life you gave to this wood. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 11:57 PM

Thanks Robert and Sheila. I know, I really get a thrill when I notice or find beautiful trash. Seeing what others miss…......really fun….......

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

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 01:01 AM

Jack I can’t believe thats pallet wood. Amazing. Very well done.

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 01:25 AM

I think you really bring out the best in your woods. This is very cool.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 01:37 AM

wonderful cane a fantastic design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:45 AM

Looks good from here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Todd

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 03:54 AM

Very nice!!! Strong work on that piece.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodget

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 03:56 AM

Great worki Jack!

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 05:07 AM

Thanks all you guys! Much appreciated…......

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

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Roman Hrytsak

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 03:11 PM

You certainly know how to make your wood talk! Nice work. RH

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

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 07:50 PM

Thanks Roman, It’s really about the wood. I love bringing out its mystery and beauty to see. I just mostly use cane designs to do it. We all have our ways…...........

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

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 04:00 PM

Some of the wood I give good money for doesn’t look that good. Same as you… I think the ‘knot’ adds a certain character. I like it. A striking cane!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 02-12-2012 05:05 PM

Thanks Spoon man! I know, when I look at store wood, I rarely find this good of wood and they want a fortune for it. It pays to keep an eye out, we all know that!

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

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