Black Handle Diamond Willow Cane

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Project by knottysticks posted 12-15-2013 02:35 AM 2493 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Customer bought in 2 rough pieces of unfinished diamond willow that had been kept in their family for roughly 30+ years. The willow was cut by his father, now deceased. He wanted to have 2 canes made, one for him self and wished to present the other to his brother. This was very crooked piece of wood and very, very difficult to straighten of the two, and difficult to work. The other piece of willow became the ’ Diamond Willow / Antler Cane 5’.

Handle – Black buffalo Horn [from Treeline USA ]
Shaft Spacer – Black buffalo Horn [from Treeline USA ]
Shaft – Diamond Willow
Satin Mini-wax Finish
Brass tipped w/ rubber boot

Thank You for your interest.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 03:59 AM

A very cool cane great job.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 07:42 AM

Nice finish. It looks like it wants to be touched and held.
Love it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 10:13 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 10:55 PM

Thanks guys – you are very kind

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 03:17 AM

What a beauty

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 06:43 PM

The buffalo horn really sets of the entire cane. Looks marvelous and will surely be treasured by the brothers. How have you attached the handle to the diamond willow?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 01:54 AM

I really have to give credit to the customer. He wanted ” the cane with a black handle ”. I wondered just how I was going to make a black handle hand for this cane. Luckily I stumbled across this pre-made buffalo handle at ’ Treeline USA’. I wasn’t sure how the black colour would go along side the colour of the willow. Now that it is done I really like it and got to try it again.
To fit the handle to the cane, you use a 1/2”-5/8” hardwood wooden dowel. You drill down into the top of the cane’s shaft a few inches and up into the bottom of the buffalo handle. Expoxy the dowel/shaft/handle in place, if you wish, this allows you to sandwich a spacer or two between the shaft and handle. In this case I added the buffalo and willow spacers in between the shaft and handle. Then simply work the top of the shaft, the spacers, down in size to the bottom of the size of the handle.

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 07:46 PM

Great Work ! the contrast works on that cane! I always thought that people would want the longer pieces but i sell alot of the short cane sized pieces

-- Matt, Michigan, Never Push a Loyal Person to the Point that they no Longer Care

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#9 posted 08-04-2014 11:39 PM

Thanks ktmext360 , ya I like the contast as well, but I went back to ‘Treeline USA’ to order more and it seems they no longer carry the buffalo handles any more …. oh well….

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