Cardigan Style Walking Cane

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Project by Rafe Demers posted 01-08-2013 12:02 PM 2537 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Cardigan walking cane that I just finished for my father. It features a Quarter-sawn Sycamore handle mounted on a natural hazel shank with Black Buffalo Horn and Bone spacers and a Brass Ferrule tip. It has been finished with several coats of Danish Oil and final coats of Shellac.

-- Rafe Demers

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 07:32 PM

Rafe, I really like all the canes you just posted. The part I like most is the contrasting woods. It’s easy to just throw together a bunch of wood, but to get them to come together and make you say wow, is a talent. And you sir, have that talent.
I made a “shepherds hook” for my cousin. She wanted it to be sort of girly, so I made it out of Tulipwood and it turned out amazing. You might want to try one of those. Well done!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 07:37 PM

Beautiful cane

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 09:40 PM

Thanks for your kind comments. I love the challenge of matching up contrasting colors and grain patterns and am always looking that unique piece of material. I have been heavily influenced by English and Irish methods of Stick Making or “Stick Dressing” as it is also called. I actually have a Shepard’s Crook in the works and will be sure to post it when complete.

-- Rafe Demers

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 06:52 PM

Sycamore!? This I would call “SICKamore” Cause its so sick!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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