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I have always liked the images associated with this Mexican holiday where people pray for the spiritual journeys of friends and family who have passed on. This is a crepe myrtle stick that someone pruned and I snatched it out of their yard trash several years ago. The handle is a brass hame, used on harnesses for draft animals, and it is very comfortable in the hand and makes a tremendously strong handle. The crepe myrtle is a little hard to carve, but hold details well. The design is based on elements from leather working patterns. Thanks for looking!

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nice work!
 

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I like it, I have several brass hames, good idea here. Nice work.
 

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Fantastic job on all aspects. I like the reuse and change of the old harness piece. I also know it took a lot of work to get the hame nice to.
 

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Great job on…

1. Rescuing the wood from the trash (that is how I got started making canes)
2. The carving - really nice work. What type of stain did you use to bring out the details?
3. Your photography - really shows off the carving details.

Thanks for posting.
 

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Nice work, Mike!

Claude
 

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Bice details Mike, very well done!
 

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One of your best pieces of work. Really love it.
 

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Great job on…

1. Rescuing the wood from the trash (that is how I got started making canes)
2. The carving - really nice work. What type of stain did you use to bring out the details?
3. Your photography - really shows off the carving details.

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder
I use acrylic paints that are thinned out, primarily brown, a little black, and some buttercream for the laces. All my pictures are done with an iphone, with some poster board for the background!
 
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