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Project by leafherder posted 483 days ago 1079 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a Russian Olive Tree that blew over in a storm, this was the last piece I cut off and it became the first cane I ever made. I am still trying to decide what to do with the sections I saved from the trunk, but I wish I had more pieces for canes like this one. Approximately 36 inches tall, with removeable wrist strap, finished with a matte poly varnish. As I was sanding off the bark I noticed the beautiful color combinations in the different layers of bark and wood, so I tried to leave some of each. I hope you like it as much as I do. Questions comments and critiques are always welcome. Thanks for looking

-- Leafherder

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#1 posted 483 days ago

Nice One!! I like it!!

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#2 posted 483 days ago

Finally, something useful from Russian Olive!

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#3 posted 483 days ago

Nice work thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 483 days ago

Thanks guys, and Clint I know some goldfinches that would disagree with you – they LOVED that Russian Olive Tree. I will post some pictures of the other projects when I get them done, I was just taking another look at the pieces and I think some of my fellow lumberjocks have inspired me.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 483 days ago

WOW! Very nice.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#6 posted 483 days ago

Beautiful cane.

What did you think of the smell of Russian Olive?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 483 days ago

Nice cane, great wood.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#8 posted 482 days ago

Great looking Cane….

-- arnies

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#9 posted 482 days ago

Thanks for the positive comments everybody. I am glad you like it.
Monte, the smell was never a problem as I do all the sanding outside in the fresh air, also I have noticed that the longer you let the Russian Olive dry before working it, the less it smells – or maybe I just do not have a sensitive nose because I live in Sinus Valley and Allergy Central.

-- Leafherder

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