The Marsboro Man

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 04-24-2009 05:29 AM 1433 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve carried this cane blank around with me for 8-9 years. It is toothpicks glued to a dowel rod. I filled the spaces between the picks with epoxy pigmented with India ink. The mahogany head was originally meant for the Gurdjieff cane but I needed a ‘neck’ for him so this blank was waiting to be made. I had messed up on the ears, making one lower than the other and the only way to salvage was to ‘elf’ them. I started to cut in some eyes and decided I wasn’t up to the task so I decided to cut some black Mother of Pearl for a windshield (which turned into a sort of visor or sunglasses). The helmet and collar are made from pigmented stone adhesive which gave me all kinds of heck, thus the tacky look. Some silver tubing sort of set off the mahogany and the black. Still though, it is fit enough to serve light duty for a man(iac). This guy is trouble (at least he was for me). His one redeeming quality is that he feels great in the hand.

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

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 06:12 AM

cool … fun to look at
great idea for the tooth picks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 05:22 PM

another Unique creation

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 12:42 PM

amazing ….. toothpicks, huh?
and the adaptations to the original plan has resulted in a wonderful piece of art.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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