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A few more new canes I just completed.

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The first one has some interesting wood in the handle. It was cut from a maple limb that had healed over an old wound. The red spot between the bark inclusions is where the tree was growing internally to fill the void. I really wish I had taken a picture of the limb before I cut the handle out.

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This one is spalted maple with a found dead birch shank that I peeled and a claro walnut spacer. I was hoping for more contrast on the spacer. Still, it was a fun one to make.

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Another one where I thought I would have more contrast between the woods. The handle and upper portion of the shank are a very red curly maple, the shank is cherry and the collar is flowering plum. I do like the effect of all the woods being nearly the same color though.

I'm breaking this up. I have two more to post.

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Here's the other two.

The first one is all Oregon White Oak with a polished copper collar.

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I haven't found many pieces of white oak straight enough to get a good shank from.

The last one has a white oak handle that was cut from a crotch. It has some nice feather or flame grain and some interesting colors kind of like ambrosia maple due to the bugs tunneling in it.

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Thanks for looking.

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Very nice looking canes there Rodney! I'm kinda partial to the kinked birch shank, very unique.

One of my own faves is a dog legged cane I made from an eastern red bud shank and a black walnut handle.

Keep up the good work!! :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

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As always, Rodney, great looking canes. Funny how an ugly piece of wood like a burl, crotch, or a healed-over scrape can produce the best looking grain when worked. The feather feature in that last stick is lovely.
 
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