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  • Two and a half canes

    Been playing around with canes.

    The first two photos are of a dog cane (on a piece of willow) for a buddy of mine down Louisiana way. The next two are a work in progress . . . a little bear on the end of a very cool piece of birch I found. I haven't decided what else I'm going to do to this one

    The fifth photo I'm calling the ballpeen hammer cane. I just liked the look of the wood (more willow) and cut in a comfy handle
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    Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

  • #2
    Nice canes...that bear one is a really nice piece of wood...great expression on the bear, too!
    Arthur

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    • #3
      Thanks Arthur. The birch was a little curvy when I found it, but I liked the natural bend of the handle. I steam-bent the shaft for a few hours to get it passably straight
      Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

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      • #4
        Nice work there, Rontana. Canes and walking sticks are fun to do, especially if you can find a piece that has an integral head to carve as you did. I used to do it that way but just haven't searched for them. BTW, I use the same/similar leather lace as you have. Suggestion: Wrap the grips larger so they are more "functional."

        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

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        • #5
          These are some great looking "natural" canes
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Hey Bill: Thanks. Yeah, I usually make the wrap much larger (4 to 6"). On this one I just wanted it to look like a collar. BTW . . . just about to order a woodburner so I can fancy sticks/canes up a bit. Am taking your advice and going for the Optima.

            Thanks Joe
            Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

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            • #7
              Nicely done on the dog cane. Love the shape of the bear cane; almost the exact same shape as a bit of maple I found a few years ago.

              Dana

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              • #8
                Hi Ron , couple of good Looking Canes , good work . Merle

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                • #9
                  looks good Rontana. i especially like the bear, i find it difficult to get the face ears and eyes shaped right, as with the snout neck chest ,top of head...........
                  Denny

                  photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                  • #10
                    I sure like what you did with those canes. And you did such a great job on them!

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                    • #11
                      Dana . . . I always on the lookout for cool pieces of wood when out wandering around. I've got a bunch of woodsy areas to hit here on the farm once the soybeans are harvested and I can get back to them.

                      Thanks Merle . . . you've now got me saving all my scrap wood to eventually try one of those block canes.

                      Denny . . . I have big problems with eyes and ears as well. This bear's ears are more wolfish than bearish. I think it's just a matter or practice, though. Most of my carvings don't turn out as originally intended . . . which I sort of like. It's all a surprise that way

                      Sammy . . . Thanks. Sticks and canes are such fun.
                      Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

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                      • #12
                        i hear ya.. rarely does any of my carvings turn out like i initially visualized. LOL
                        Denny

                        photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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