Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Making of the President





























Ok here is my latest cane. I guess you can tell which way my politics lean. But regardless I hope you can appreciate the work. I have included some pictures that I took along the way so you can see a little bit how I work. I did this one a little differently than past canes in that I worked in rectangles instead of triangles. The reduction process still isn't easy but I am happy with the results. I also broke my own rule of never making a cane that starts less than 2 inches. I think this cane was about 1 inch thick before final reduction. I think I was able to get away with it because I had packed (and reduced) the individual parts so well. The final cane is about 1 X 2 inches and I am happy to say I have about of foot of cane to work with. Much better than my Da Vinci can which left me with about 3 inches of workable cane.

27 comments:

  1. this cane is so dang awesome! I can't believe it was only an inch tall when you reduced it. What are you going to make with it?

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  2. Probably just some pins and maybe some keychains. I'm not real good at the "making something" part.

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  3. Well, you got the caning down Girl! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  4. Absolutely amazing. You are indeed a master at your art.

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  5. I'm not a big Obama fan but WOW, I may have to change my mind just becuase of your cane! Amazing!

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  6. I wish my jaw hadn't fallen on my favorite rug, darnit. Please help. Peel or scrape? Hmmmm... Oh, by the way, marry me.

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  7. Wow...I'm in awe. That's an amazing cane!

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  8. OMG! I must have a pendant made from this cane. It's absolutely freakin' incredible! I am so excited about your work, Julie!

    I hope you and Wes will send me an invitation to your upcoming wedding!

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  9. I'd dearly love to buy something made from this cane. Will you be selling anything from it?

    It's beautiful, and amazing.

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  10. Wonderful! I am always amazed at the detail that one can get with canes---at least someone who is as skilled as you are.

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  11. Wow that's impressive! Not only did you make a cane that ROCKS... you also got someone to change their view of the President AND you got a proposal!!! Girl you are on fire! ~Cindy Lietz

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  12. This is one of your unbelievable works!
    Way to go!
    (:

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  13. you need to send a pin to Obama! Amazing

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  14. I agree! Amazing, and Obama needs to see it. Great job.

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  15. Julie, Julie, Julie!! This is out of this world incredible. And I thought your Geisha was good, but, now, WOW!

    Ernie

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  16. Oh my GOSH! That is an amazing cane. If you are willing to sell a bit of it I'd love a couple of inches.

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  17. Thanks LaLa. Sorry but I don't think I'll be selling any of this cane. I don't want to get involved with all the plagiarism controversy.

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  18. This is such a funny cane...I can´t believe it. Had to show my husband... :)

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  19. victoria angelica nuestro precidente que buenos canes.......felicitasiones.

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  20. Fabulous! Just saw this today...I could be inspired to get back to polymer!

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  21. Sell me one, I won't tell. How in the world did you do this? Can you please do a tutorial?

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