Texas Cane

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Project by mpounders posted 03-07-2013 05:39 AM 1486 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commisioned piece I just completed for a guy down in Texas. It is from basswood with an antler handle. I used a piece of lacewood on the butt of the handle. The low relief carvings based on floral and oak leaf leatherwork patterns, covering about 24 inches of a 38” cane. I finished it in polyurethane and used some light brown Briwax to make the designs stand out and to darken it slightly. I hope he likes it as much as I do!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 06:05 AM

Very cool

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 07:04 AM

very creative, and deep carving… keep it up

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 07:07 AM

Beautiful work. That will be an heirloom.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 09:06 AM

What a great job, very talanted… I think there will be alot of jealous people when they see this beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 09:40 AM

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 10:08 AM

Similar situation. But Epoxy Rubber paint may be better Details on it can be found from

Epoxy Paint & Coating Steel Structure Coating Alkyd Primer and Undercoater Exterior Alkyd Paint Semi-Gloss Finish Super Alkyd

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 01:10 PM

Excellent work. Adding the briwax makes it look more like leather. The guy ought to love it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 01:46 PM

great final detail work

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 02:17 PM

Another beautiful piece, Mike. I believe that you get beter and better every time you pick up a tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 08:19 PM

Great looking cane Mike. The carving is very beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 03-08-2013 12:01 AM

Wow, beautiful carving. That is such a detailed design and so well carved!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 01:47 PM

Awesome cane! Great design and carving, like the combo of wood with antler.

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#13 posted 03-11-2013 09:18 PM

This looks incredible, Mike. Those carvings really stand out fantastic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 07:07 PM

Another great carving. Two thumbs up

-- I never finish anyth

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