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Project by paplou posted 09-11-2009 08:35 PM 1653 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HELP. i found this about 5 years ago along a river bank and i have never found something i wanted to do with it. Any suggestion would help. Its to flexable for a cane.


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#1 posted 09-11-2009 09:24 PM

A stave bucket handle?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 10:28 PM

You could always find a really strong and clear epoxy to put it in and make a really cool cane!

-- He said wood...

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 04:46 AM

Danny is right. You can even dye the epoxy with mixol. For instance, delegate a section for the handle by color. Careful don’t know if the dye will bleed with the rope.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 06:37 AM

this is not rope its a vine.


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#5 posted 09-12-2009 11:53 PM

it is fascinating, and I would go with the Epoxy/Cane idea, too. :D

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#6 posted 09-13-2009 02:54 AM

An old twist to woodworking.


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#8 posted 06-22-2010 02:26 PM

I know this was posted a while ago, but I am new to the forum. How about a nice sign with the family name or Welcome on it with a lighthouse, sailboat or maybe crab or lobster motif either scroll sawn in, overlaid or segmented on it. You could use a thicker piece of wood and then rout the edge with curved bit so that the rope kind of sits in a channel running around the edge and can frame the sign. I think it would look cool! That or a ships steering wheel with the rope accenting it. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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