Sweet Cane

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Project by leafherder posted 01-29-2013 11:48 PM 1169 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sweet Cane – actually Sweetgum Cane, had a 40 year old Sweetgum Tree in my yard that became infested with carpenter ants, this was the only piece worth saving. Beautiful wood but a pain to work with, as it dried the sap in the bark crystallized making it increadibly hard to strip off. About 32 inches tall, handle has a nice natural curve that fits the hand well. Finished with Spar Varnish. Questions, comments and critiques are always welcome, thanks for looking

-- Leafherder

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 12:12 AM

Another beauty!!!
Great work Leafherder!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 05:02 PM


-- just rjR

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 12:40 AM

Wow. That finish looks awesome on the sweet gum.

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 05:46 PM

Is Sweet Gum related to Blue- and Red-Gum, all Eucalyptus?

-- Mark

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