Canes made from "slash"

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Project by TZH posted 06-09-2012 04:01 PM 1754 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some fun messing around with some of the old branches we have plenty of around here (called “slash” by those of us here in Colorado faced with chipping this stuff).

The first photo is of an “H” monogram from turquoise I made for my son, the second shows the cane (he’s too young yet to need it – maybe someday). I had a Ruana hunting knife I bought in high school that I used to clean this cane a loooonnnnngggg time ago in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. He has the knife now and I thought he’d appreciate the very first project I ever did even if I didn’t finish it until now.

The rest are photos of three other canes from our property, pine beetle branches. All are finished with one coat of straight spar varnish brushed on, one coat of dewaxed shellac, and then three more coats of a 50-50 mix of spar varnish and mineral spirits.

Thanks for looking.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 01:32 AM

You got some fine pieces there. Natural flow for canes and love the turquoise. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 11:24 AM

Love these canes, they are very similar to what I like to do. I love finding and using pieces that have the natural curve to them. Very nice unique pieces you have found, keep up the nice work.

-- Steve

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