Willow Cane

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Project by sregelkraut posted 06-09-2010 01:17 AM 1767 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a requested piece by a friend of mine. I had a short willow branch, that had an alomst 90 degree turn at what is now the top. I cut that flat to create the and grip and angles the bottom to take advantage of the graceful natural curve. The sharock, cross and nickname were requested items to be added as artwork. I to ideas from pictures I found on the internet, and then made adjustments to fit my vision. I used colonial maple stain for the cross, joco bean for the nick name, and green model paint for the shamrock. I also had a small branch that had some slight rot in it next to the word Black, that I hollowed out, and added an agate for color.

-- Steve

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#2 posted 06-09-2010 01:27 AM

Thanks Jim

-- Steve

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#3 posted 06-09-2010 03:28 AM

Nice a one of a kind , what finish was used to seal the wood ?

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 01:55 PM

Sorry I did forget to mention that. I coated everything with 2 coats of natural stain, leaving it set for about 10 min before wiping the excess off, then I covered that with 2 coats of clear wipe on poly. I use a piece of t-shirt to rub down the poly between coats as opposed to using sandpaper or steel wool, it rubs out any air bubbles without really removing any of the poly itself.

-- Steve

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