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    Well finely the basic carving is done just some clean up and a handle. i redid the face, taking it down about a 1/4 inch. I am happy with the rescue. Will make a mahogany handle. Sand down the old finish on the baluster. Give it a spar urethane finish. It should be a conversation piece.

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    Last edited by Randy; 11-19-2020, 05:19 PM.
    We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

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  • #2
    Hi Randy , good save , I knew you could do it . Definitely a Conversation Starter . Merle

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    • #3
      Not understand the
      mahogany handle.
      but will figure it out from future pictures. So far it is a splendid cane! Is the head apart of the blister or was it a separate piece?
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Hi Joe, I still have to make the handle. I plans on mahogany but walnut my look better. And yes it is all one piece. The top that is carved was the square part of the baluster.
        We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

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        • #5
          Looks great, Randy!

          Claude
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          • #6
            Beautiful piece!
            Every mistake is another lesson learned.

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            • #7
              Very nice! I love the Green Man! Very unique and definitely a conversation piece!

              BobL

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              • #8
                Randy,

                Another fine stick always find the greenman carvings interesting.

                Ed
                Living in a pile of chips.
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                • #9
                  NIce! Genius Idea!

                  What kind of wood?

                  Wondering why it needs a handle?
                  Buffalo Bif
                  www.bflobif.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buffalo Bif View Post
                    NIce! Genius Idea!

                    What kind of wood?

                    Wondering why it needs a handle?
                    I have never been able to identify the wood in this baluster. It has a soft redish tint to it. It is hard and some what brittle . The grain is close and almost unnoticeable.
                    We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

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                    • #11
                      That's no longer a "cane," but a "swagger-stick" for dress-up occasions.

                      I'll guess that it's some species lumped under the common name of "mahogany."

                      Can't wait to see the handle. I like them broad to spread the load when I have to lean on it.
                      With my poor sense of balance, many has been the time that the cane keeps me from
                      tipping over on my face. The common loading on the cane is 20 - 40 pounds.
                      Brian T

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