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I started these three around the beginning of the year and then set them aside as more pressing things came up.

First is a little natural oak handled cane. This style is how I started making canes and I still enjoy making them.

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This one is a sort of cross between a Derby and a Fritz. There's some overlap between the styles depending on the maker but Derbies tend to be more curvy and Fritzes tend to be straighter and more squared of on the ends.

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This last one is one of my market stick canes. I like working with dead oak branches when I can find them straight and solid enough. The handle was cut from next to a big bark inclusion in a maple crotch. You would never know to look at them but the Fritz/Derby above it was cut from the other side of the same piece of wood.

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Beautiful work, Rodney! The market stick's grain in that last shot can only be described as "exquisite." I love the way that branch stub kind of accentuates the curve of the handle, too.
 
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