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Old 04-03-2010, 09:12 PM
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Here is a neat looking cane I finished today. The handle is cherry with a portion turned on the lathe and a 7-star pattern (symbol for good luck) burned in the end. The shaft is a very curvey UPOW (un-identified piece of wood) that could possibly be wild cherry or plum? It is comfortable to walk with, despite it's shape, although you do have a tendency to stagger a bit from side to side. I included an in-the-hand point of view to give you an idea of how curved it is.
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Nice job Mike. I like the star pattern. Goes good with the shaft. Gnarly meets neat.
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Quote.Nice job Mike. I like the star pattern. Goes good with the shaft. Gnarly meets neat.
Bill K. Bill's post fits the cane to the t.Tony
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It sure has some turns in it . Very unique and came out nice . Great job !
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My walking stick/hiking staff mentor used to say that as long as the hand grip and the base of the stick were in line vertically, anything happening between the two was just for beauty or eye interest.
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That's an original for sure Mike, Good job. Merle
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The curvature gives it character. I like it.
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Looks like a winner. I've made a few of this sort and I've found that as long as the curves average out along the plumb line of the stick it usually works out ok. Well done.
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I have recently got into carving walking sticks.Now i have family members wanting me to make them one.The one request that i really need to do is for my great great grandma that turn's 100 years old in couple of weeks.She asked for a frog walking stick.Frogs are simple to draw, but need somthing to go by .Can you please help me make an old woman happy by mabey giving me some ideas or a link to go to for patterns?
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Here is the link to a picture I used http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/frog-1.jpg
You can see the one I made by going to Mike Pounders Wood Carving and scrolling down a bit.....I just woodburned the design onto a ball-shaped handle I turned. And of course, any thing David Stehly carves is fantastic ribbit
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