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This has a mahogany handle and a teak shank. The shank is a 36 inch boat flag pole. I found it at a close out sale at a marine supply store. The Derby shape handles round end on the back of the handle lets the cane hang easily and stable on a flat service like a table. I often use a cane and find that there is rarely an out of the way place to store it when I sit at a table in a public place. This lets me tuck the shank under the table and it hangs out of the way. I will do a carving on the shank I am not sure what as of yet. I may have posted this project in the past but it has been a while if I did and just now geting back to finishing it up.
 

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Good thinking on the design Rndy, like the mallet end to the end for stability, presumably to prevent side swing when hung,
 

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Great design. How hard is that teak to carve?
Teak is a bit like carving concrete. But holds nice detail. You just have to take it slow and repeat shallow cuts. I will use power on the rough out of the design.
 
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its hard to carve but the dust really effects me if I am not careful sanding it .It looks promising and no doubt with your skills it will come out well
 

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Amen on the need for dust control cobalt! I had a very bad experance once and I treat most woods as toxic when sawing, sanding or power carving with burrs.
 

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My first reaction upon seeing those roughed out knobs was that you were going to carve acorns or thistle blossoms on it. :D
 

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Its a pity your so far away randy I have some water buffalo horn and rams horn which would make great end caps on the handle .I think it adds a bit of class to the finish

but whatever you do I am pretty sure you will achieve your aim
 

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It has been 60 days. I am finely getting back to work on this one. I am doing a fish scale collar with a group of leaves below it.
 

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That is one fine stick, Randy. Love the shape of the handle.

How far down the shank will you take the leaf carving?
 

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That is one fine stick, Randy. Love the shape of the handle.

How far down the shank will you take the leaf carving?
Thanks dww2. That is as far as I am going to go down the stick. I just wanted to us them as a decorative high light.
 

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Nice finish to the top of the shank randy the scale and leaf design is very effective and will certainly make it stand out in a crowd, well done
 

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Finished the leaves Just have cleanup and a little sanding and shaping left on the handle and 3 coats of tung oil.

Joint Wood Human body Art Artifact
 

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