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#1 Rodney

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:53 PM

They're not quite polar opposites.   I would say both are more casual but one is definitely more rustic than the other.

First up is the rustic one I mentioned I was working on in an earlier post.  It's weathered red oak with a birch handle and is a larger cane.

This was a fun one to make and I'm pretty pleased with it.

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The second one is a turned ladies cane. Much smaller and more delicate. It's definitely more of a city stick though I would say more casual than formal.

The handle is figured maple and madrone burl and the shank is curly maple and cherry.  I was hoping for more contrast between the maple and cherry.

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There are alternating spacers of cherry and maple in the middle of the shank but the pictures really don't show them well.  

 


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:39 AM

They all look nice.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:19 PM

Thanks Rohn.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:38 AM

Great looking sticks, Rodney.

It's funny, but I was just thinking about the rustic vs. formal thing the other day. I finally got out into the shop and started a new cane using that wildly angled piece of alder as a handle on a really sweet maple shank (the thing was damn close to perfect: straight as an arrow and only a few small twig scars). I was debating how much of the rusticity I should leave in the handle since I was putting it on a straight, traditional shank. Decided to leave as much of the rustic character as I could while still making it comfortable.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:43 PM

Good looking stick and that one does have some crazy bends.  What are you using for the spacer?



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:40 PM

Deer antler. I was thinking of maybe a slim brass washer on either side of the antler as well.




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