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  • Finished Golden Eagle Cane

    Top and Shaft is Mahogany , and Stained with Red Mahogany . Will start one with his Head looking up. Merle 1-IMG_0001-002.JPG2-IMG_0003-001.JPG

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    That is beautiful Merle! WOW I am in awe!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Terry
    Have A Great Day
    Terry
    Of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most!

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    • #3
      Nicely done Merle. I like the paint and the collar.

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      • #4
        Hi Terry, thank you for your very Kind Words , they are appreciated. Merle

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        • #5
          Very well done,someone is going to appreciate this cane!
          Thanks for sharing,Oscar

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          • #6
            Hi Randy , the top of his Head is End Grain but wasn't a problem because of my new Tool. I'm sold on it . Didn't even realize it was end Grain when Detailing. The White is Counter Top Material and can't remember it's name . Thanks Randy . Merle

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            • #7
              Hi Oscar, it's going to my Son-n-law for Christmas and for the Wood he Gave me. He doesn't know it though. Thanks for commenting. Merle

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              • #8
                A real beauty Merle, but I am really waiting for the head up one. Tom

                the white is possibly Corian.
                If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

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                • #9
                  OK, what the new tool, huh, huh, huh.
                  Another great cane sir.
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful work as always, Merle! The paint and red mahogany finish really make it pop! It looks like the white collar might be Corian, a popular counter top material. Would also like to here more about your new end grain tool.
                    Keep On Carvin'
                    Bob K.

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                    • #11
                      I am also interested in the "end grain" tool End grain is my nemesis in smooth, "non-painted" carvings. Actually, even in painted as it changes the absorption of watercolor and I the disadvantages of using a seal coat far outweigh the advantages in my estimation.

                      My last "new" tool was Ashley Isles "Hooked Skew". I have tried other brands but, so far, they simply have not achieved the curvature and angle of the AI tool.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Tom, Igot the Blank cut out and ready to start removing Wood. Your suggestion made me think and Curious to see the difference between the 2 . Yep that's what the White is , I like the way it breaks up the Top and Shaft of Sticks and Canes . Will be starting on theEagle after I clean up my Shop, it is a Mess. Thanks Tom. Merle

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                        • #13
                          Hi Joe , My new tool is Strong 202 Micro Motor Rotary Tool. Randy got me thinking along the Rotary Tool line and glad he did. Makes Detailing a lot easier. Thanks Joe. Merle

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                          • #14
                            Hi Bob, Micro Motor Rotary Tool the Tool I used , if I remember right you do your Carving in the Kitchen , if that's right I don't think your Wife will Approve , it makes a lot of Dust , must wear a Mask , but sure is nice. Changed my way of thinking when Carving. Merle

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                            • #15
                              Hi Paul , Micro Motor Rotary is the Tool for cutting End Grain , you don't realize your cutting End Grain . I think the Extra RPM is what makes the difference . Before I do any Painting I Wet the whole piece and then apply the Stain , Wipe it Down the after it dries I paint . If not Staining try Wetting it before Painting , Paint while it's still Wet. You might be surprised. Thanks for Commenting. Merle

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