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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 05-10-2009 05:46 AM 2125 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alder cane with carved strap. Strap is meant to look like it is holding the handle in place. This cane is for sale. PM me if you are interested. There are a lot more pictures in the slideshow below.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 06:40 AM

This is the coolest,Great job

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 07:02 AM

Nicely done, Keith. Did you use stain to augment the depth of your relief carving? It look very nice. Hope you make a big sale.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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Durnik150

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 07:33 AM

Well done. What is the length of the cane? And is the tip protected with a brass cap or is it natural? There will be a test so be prepared! :) Those pieces of info might help you make a sale.

Best wishes.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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kiwi1969

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 10:44 AM

The strap idea is nicely done, as is presenting it in a slide show, which is a great way to show it off. Very clever.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 11:56 AM

Hi Keith

Great looking cane. You did a beautiful job on this piece as always. When did you change you picture? Now I know why I thought I had not seen you on here for awhile. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 03:31 PM

Oh no , now you are making canes? And cool ones too! Great design on that. Looks cool!

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

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 05:44 PM

Tom, My GF wants me to change my picture back. Thinks the picture looks to much like me and prefers my identity stay unknown. LOL
Jack, I figured I’d throw a couple of canes in the mix just because. But, I don’t really plan on making anymore unless they are asked for.
Douglas, I did highlight the strapping to give it a “shadow”.
There is no tips on either of my canes yet. I need to order a few to finish the canes. Karson has sent me some info on where to find the hardware and I thank him for that.
Thanks for the comments guys. It is appreciated.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 05:52 PM

Funny, that’s what I thought when I made a couple of canes. Rockler has some cool tips I just found out. Like on my last project. Come in different sizes. Nice rubber foot, screws off to reveal the spike tip. Would be good for a number of situations…........ Really like the strap craving. Great color on the handle…....

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

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Padre

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#9 posted 05-11-2009 09:09 PM

That is really cool! Did you turn the rough?

The strap is a really nice touch, and very well done. The shading really makes it look authentic.

Again, fantastic job!

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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kolwdwrkr

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 09:19 PM

Padre, Yep I did the turning on my grizzly lathe.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Padre

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#11 posted 05-11-2009 09:43 PM

Now that’s even more impressive!! The handle is exquisite, yet poses some unique problems when turning. Wow.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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scott shangraw

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#12 posted 05-12-2009 02:50 AM

Nice job on the carving that really tops the peice off.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Rj

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#13 posted 05-17-2009 09:59 PM

Very classy!!! I really like how you carved it to look like a strap wraping around it I also really like the style of the handle.

Great Job !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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KennethBirdine

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#14 posted 05-18-2009 10:30 PM

Very, very nice work, makes me want to make a cane

-- http://www.kennethbirdine.com/

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