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Railroad Retirement Gift

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Project by finefirewood posted 04-01-2014 05:04 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished this cane for my Dad. He’s retired from the railroad, so I cleaned up a spike and punched in his years of service, name, and railroad name on it. The wood was found along my camping travels. Every time I see a piece with twists like this, I can’t resist brining it home! It’s a piece of oak that had creeper vine choking it. Stripping the bark was a bear as it’s about 3 years old and well seasoned. Finished with clear satin lacquer, including the spike.

First project uploaded, so be gentle!! I’ve been making sawdust for about 20 years, so I’ll have to upload my past projects in the future.

Thanks for looking.

-- Turning wood into fine firewood, one piece at a time!





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 05:17 PM

wow, that is so cool and unique, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Thewoodman2000

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 06:20 PM

great piece! How did you come up with the idea of using the spike? great idea!!! I bet he loves the gift and the thought that went into it.
Keep sharing with us!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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DKV

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 01:16 AM

Since you did not tell us what your dad uses it for, I am guessing he protects himself against stray dogs and muggers during his daily walks.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 02:00 PM

Gorgeous cane! Great combo of the cool spike with the lovely twisted wood. I’m sure he loves it. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 02:47 PM

That’s really nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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