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This is a 1"diameter walnut cane I got from Smoky Mountain woodcarvers.
I textured the grip.I will cut in and carve the leaves and texture around them.
Then sand the whole cane down. I will stain the grip with a mahogany or ebony
stain. Or I may mix the two. Then refinish the cane with a marine grade tung oil.

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Looks like its going to be another nice job.

Is that a template your using?, i have heard of them ,never used them yet i understand there pretty good

You always have a very good standard of work and lots of attention to detail so post the pics during progression and the finish if you would please
 

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Very nice! How did you do the texture on the handle. I'm always interested in texture techniques to use on shafts.
 

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Very nice! How did you do the texture on the handle. I'm always interested in texture techniques to use on shafts.
Hi , alador.
The texturing was done with a 3/8 #9 palm tool. Lots of little chips.
 

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CV3, is walnut tough to work on?

We have some out in the scrap pile the subdivision developer has mangled together. I always thought it was too tough to carve, now you have me reconsidering that opinion.
 

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Looks like its going to be another nice job.
Is that a template your using?, i have heard of them ,never used them yet i understand there pretty good
You always have a very good standard of work and lots of attention to detail so post the pics during progression and the finish if you would please
Hi cobalt,
The leaves are traced on to a self adhesive film like sheet. I cut the leave out pull off the back put them on the stick. I cut though the thin material fallowing outline on the sheet then shape and detail the leaves. Work well for relief type carving .
 

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I like the idea of using a template and hoping to try it using some celtic design or viking art,

This forum is excellent for inspring people and sharing information , just wish the dam decorating and garden where finished so i can get back to what i want to do.

I have a 6"x18" x4ft piece of walnut just been haging on to it for use when the time comes i am tempted to do a large type ships figure head but have so many projects in mind i need to catch up with them.

but keep carving and sending pics.

This is a 1"diameter walnut cane I got from Smoky Mountain woodcarvers.
I textured the grip.I will cut in and carve the leaves and texture around them.
Then sand the whole cane down. I will stain the grip with a mahogany or ebony
stain. Or I may mix the two. Then refinish the cane with a marine grade tung oil.

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Did you finish the walnut cane ? or did i miss it?
No I haven't completed it yet. I had a little comition work come up. I have some people who redo old furniture and get me to carve missing peices sometimes. So all my projects got shelved. Then last week I did not get any thing done in the shop. Hopeing to get back to this stick and the eagle this comming week.
 

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Well the modification has had a modification. I was going to do some leaves on this cane. But A friend commissioned a cane for his grandmother. She is a big fan or the Dogwood flowers. Will finish with spar urethane.
 

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Looking good! I would say it is no longer a modification, but your work of art! The original piece was just the canvas!
 

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Good one .RAD the nail on the head , flexibilty is a asset. and it worked well for you

Its another of your high standard so your friends grand mother will be pleased with it.
 

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Well I finely got this done!! It has been to long in the shop. I hate when I get so far behind but some times there is nothing you can do.

Sorry the pictures are not better but took them with my phone just as it was going to its new home.
 

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another piece of good work
now you found the no button do you press it ?
Yes! I have a few things to finish up. I have closed for the rest of the year. Just working on my projects.
 

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Very nice piece Randy.
What did you use for a finish?
Spar varnish Mark. I would have used marine tung oil but I forgot to order it last week.
 
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