Cherry Cane

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 05-23-2008 01:38 AM 2713 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK so I kinda borrowed the whole idea from Mark DeCou. It has been on my list of things to try and I really enjoyed building it. The cane was built from a cherry tree branch. I used a chunk of deer antler that has been sitting around my shop for years. I think I picked it up on one of my hikes. I inset jasper stones on each end of the handle. Carved and painted a real quick leaf pattern. Thanks Mark…next time I’ll steal you tip idea too! I can’t go wrong coping the best.

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#1 posted 05-23-2008 01:45 AM

very nice work Dennis. Better watch Mark wfill be coming after you.

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#2 posted 05-23-2008 01:48 AM

Nice looking Dennis.

The next lumberjock challenge Cane building

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#3 posted 05-23-2008 02:30 AM

Nice job Dennis.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 05-23-2008 03:25 AM


This is an interesting piece. You did well with this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-23-2008 03:40 AM

I’ve been intrigued by most of your projects.
Your work is inspiring.


-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#6 posted 05-23-2008 04:04 AM

Dueling canes! Let the battle begin! lol!

Very nice, Dennis.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-23-2008 04:16 AM

Beautiful & unique Dennis. Great looking cane!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 04:16 AM

very cool…i like the top…where the joint or tenon comes through (or actually meets at the handle)...

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 04:42 AM

I like it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 05-23-2008 05:31 AM

Good work Dennis, hope you enjoyed yourself. The vine is a charming detail.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 05-23-2008 06:51 AM

Love the idea Dennis – very good work.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#12 posted 05-23-2008 07:10 AM

Copy is the best form of flattery. I think you made it your own though Dennis. Nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-23-2008 07:45 AM

Pretty Neat …..and i love the backdrop of where you took the pix …..
great job …very nice

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#14 posted 05-23-2008 02:19 PM

This reminds me of a box of moose and caribou antler I have on the top shelf and a wild black cherry branch I’ve been wondering what to do with. Thanks for the encouraging post.

BTW, nice stick!

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#15 posted 05-23-2008 05:31 PM

Very interesting. Generally, I wouldn’t think much about canes, but since the Mrs. had to start using one this past year I’ve become quite interested. She has two rather attractive ones, but the one thing she mentions is the comfort of the handle of one over the other. Your cane is very attractive. I am curious about the antler handle and how it’s shaped and finished, is there a specific ideal or process? Or is the plan to follow the natural flow of the material?

-- Working at Woodworking

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