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Post  Zwack Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:32 am

I've been planning a cane for my wife for about a week. I found a nice wooden ball for the top, but she said she would rather have an antler... I didn't find one until this weekend (when I found a whole pile of moose antlers, one white tail deer antler) and a corkscrew. We have now dismantled the corkscrew and intend to use the handle for the cane. The corkscrew was sold as "horn with a sterling silver cap" the rest of the corkscrew is steel, but the "horn" appears to actually be walrus tusk. The sterling silver cap is sterling silver and monogrammed. I haven't taken photos yet, but they will be added shortly. The handle will cost more than the rest of the cane but it's well worth it. She will have a truly unique cane.

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Post  Zwack Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:58 pm

And here is the handle of the corkscrew. The corkscrew itself was screwed into the hole in the tusk.

My wife's Cane... Tusk

I think this is going to make a nice cane handle for my wife. I need to clean up the silver cap (it's marked "Sterling" and "118")

Z.

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Post  Samuel Crowe Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:55 pm

I think that'll make an awesome handle! Awesome like hot dog awesome, not awesome like scope of the universe Very Happy But that's still really good Very Happy

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Post  A.G.Morgan Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:54 pm

Now Yer' Talkin'!

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Post  Gazongola Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:19 am

Now that is a nice handle.
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Post  Zwack Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:44 pm

Shaped, Painted, and with the handle attached.

I've still got to add a silver band between the main part of the cane and the handle. Once that is done the turquoise in a silver mount (currently resting in place) will be mounted in the same spot.

The band will probably be air dry modelling clay with silver leaf on it. (I can't make a proper silver one myself, sorry).

The Turquoise in a sterling mount came from a ring that doesn't fit anyone in the house.

Z.

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Post  Gazongola Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:51 am

Well well. I was expectin gyou to put the silver end connected to the cane, and the curve of the horn would become the handle, but it is still nice.
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Post  Zwack Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:52 am

The silver end is solid stirling silver, I didn't feel like damaging it. Where the handle is connected is where the corkscrew was connected. It doesn't have enough of a curve for the handle to work well the other way round, but it feels good like this.

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Post  Gazongola Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:55 am

Far out... I mean 'Spiffing!'
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Post  Elisha Rush Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:13 am

Somebody check my usage, but I believe said cane is a "feteler" or "fetler" or "fettler"

You know, the last detail that really makes your brass ring...

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Post  Dr. Oliver Cross Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:44 am

I fear that my dyslexia is acting up on me again, but at least 'tis manifesting in an interesting form. When first I read this, I thought it said "My wife's Caine", leading me to wonder what she'd done with Able....

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Post  Zwack Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:22 am

Look what I found online today...

A Cane handle...

It's yours for only $1,100

And it looks remarkably like the handle of my wife's cane... It's a Wild Boars Tusk!


To think I paid $30 for hers...
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Post  Captain Lyerly Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:45 am

Yes, in the mix of Stuff... should probably be "Schtuph" with bells, whistles, and seraphim singing... that I found clearing my folks' house this year was a boar's tusk with sterling tip and monogrammed cap, a very fancy corkscrew. Having had the good sense to coordinate my Steampunk name with the family initial, I could conceivably convert this one.

Thank you for the inspiration; I don't drink - wine - so a corkscrew was a bit of a useless-but-pretty dust collector. I will take a look and see how it works out.


Chas.

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Post  Keith_Beef Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:15 am

I buy them for €4 to €6 a piece, dcepending on the size, quality and degree of polish.

I have four of them sitting in a drawer in the workshop at the moment. I intended to make up at least one of them into a corkscrew!

K.

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Post  Zwack Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:36 pm

I looked up wild boar tusks and warthog tusks and frankly I wouldn't want to say which it is...

This is an older tusk of some kind of pig like creature... Smile

I can purchase a new warthog and silver corkscrew for $225... I still did good to get one for $30. Smile and my wife loves her cane.

Z.

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