Cobra cane

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Project by mtnwild posted 04-17-2009 12:31 AM 2478 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making a few canes lately. Main reason is they don’t take much wood and have room for expression and eventually, very functional. I do not use a lathe, I use a belt sander and files and sandpaper. I drill everything for dowels and epoxy. I didn’t plan this to be a cobra but the wood was not as figured as I’d hoped so I decided to shape something for extra effect and a cobra was the first thing I saw. So why not, a good old solid traditional. Hope you enjoy, I had fun, and I’m sure someday I’ll find a good home for it. Oh, the wood is Maple, walnut, purple heart, and I don’t know what that little insert is, some wood laying around the shop. Jack….......Oh again, I’m finishing with boiled linseed oil.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 01:06 AM

Man, that’s some beautiful wood. Nice cane. Like the shaping you did.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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

Nice work, I am sure it wont be to hard to find a home for it.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 03:51 AM

That really is an interesting shaft you have laid up for the cane and the shape of it accentuates the wood selection. Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 04:09 AM

Very nice cane!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 05:03 AM

Nice selection of woods. Could the dark thin pieces be rosewood? I like the bit of claro black walnut on the shaft. Nice finish too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 05:39 AM

That is one sweet looking cane my friend, and I am alot like you but 2,000 miles …apart my friend, “I use a belt sander and files and sandpaper”. Could not do it without them….Be well and God Bless…headin to the Hill country tomorrow and takin my wares…and then Luckenbach after that, Oh and I ain’t forgetting my guitar or my harmonica this time… ;] There are some kick-butt pickers down there….


-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 10:34 PM

Great work, love the colors you chose.


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#8 posted 05-18-2009 10:44 PM

Hey Jack

This one is an outstanding among all your previous canes of course they were great also. I really like the wood selection and carve handle.


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