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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 744 days ago 1534 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a diamond willow cane with a woodspirit that I made for a customer. The handle is carved out of Butternut.
Ruth, my customer was kind enough to loan the can back to me for a few weeks so that I could enter it into the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Update 08/26/2012:
I found out yesterday when I was working the woodcarving booth at the Minnesota State Fair, for one of my carving clubs, that this cane took 3rd place in the Canes and Walking Sticks Category, and the roses that i carved for my wife last Christmas took 4th Place in the Misc Category.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006





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Roger

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#1 posted 744 days ago

Super nice cane and carving.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 744 days ago

beautiful cane. You are a very talented carver!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 744 days ago

Very Beautiful Cane!
Great work and good luck at the fair!
Thanks for sharing.

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

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#4 posted 744 days ago

Thanks everyone

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#5 posted 743 days ago

Tom that is a very impressive piece of art! Nice flow and contrast of design.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#6 posted 736 days ago

Thanks everyone. I found out yesterday when I was working the woodcarving booth at the Minnesota State Fair, for one of my carving clubs that this cane took 3rd place and my Wifes Roses that I gave her last year as a Christmas Gift took 4th Place.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#7 posted 729 days ago

Cool! would like to know how you made it and got the colour.
Would you mind if I made a similar one?

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#8 posted 727 days ago

Thanks nhsharp.
The white-ish color is the natural color of the Diamond Willow when you peel it. The dark hair and beard of the woodspirit is from the woodburner that I used for the texturing. The darkness and grain of the handle is the natural color of the Butternut once the sealer is put on it.
The entire can is finished with a two-part urethane sealer used for bar and table tops. It is designed to be poured onto the surface and is self leveling so it takes two coats as a lot of it runs to the bottom of the cane, then you have to use a torch to heat it up to get the air bubbles our of it, but the finished result is very very nice, hard, and does not yellow with time. (I think it is called Pour-On, or something like that) I get it from the local Menards store.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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