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Black Handle Diamond Willow Cane

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Project by knottysticks posted 127 days ago 618 views 0 times favorited 7 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’.

Materials
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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 127 days ago

A very cool cane great job.

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Druid

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#2 posted 126 days ago

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

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Vince

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#3 posted 126 days ago

Very nice work

-- Vince

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knottysticks

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#4 posted 126 days ago

Thanks guys – you are very kind

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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NaFianna

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#5 posted 126 days ago

What a beauty

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 125 days ago

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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knottysticks

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#7 posted 125 days ago

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.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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