Duck head pipe cane

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 04-14-2009 05:22 PM 2834 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry in advance for the photo quality (or rather the lack thereof). This cane has a burnt matchstick shaft which is hollowed out at the top to hold a pipe stem (with inlaid garnet). The head is Grecian Briarwood, the collar is ebony, the beak is also of ebony and opens to accept the pipe stem. The eyes are malachite inlaid. The ‘handle’ unscrews and inverted becomes a working pipe.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 08:51 PM

Ahh… there’s the smoking duck! LOL! Cool!

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 01:17 AM

Very clever!

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 02:30 AM

thats very interesting, was this an original idea or did someone come to you with the idea

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 03:05 AM

Thanks! I actually got the idea about the matchsticks when I was a kid in an orphanage. The superintendent had a cane of matches that was made by someone in prison. The rest was an original idea and just sort of developed as I went along. The beak, eyes and collar were figured out while making the piece. Which is kind of what happens to most of my pieces. I will start off in one direction and everything ends up totally different than I thought it should. I had just made my first and only pipe (I will post later) and so I had pipe/cane on my mind.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 05:50 AM

I sure like that match stick work really amazing

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