This is a prototype for a ‘production’ cane that I plan to keep in stock and sell for around $50 to $60. It is made from a one inch diameter oak dowel. The handle is made from a 1.5 inch dowel. I use a mortise and tenon joint to join them.
This figure of the Goddess was inspired by a small clay Goddess figure found at a neolithic Archeological dig. It is believed to be the oldest representation of the Goddess that has been found. after completing the cane I discovered that turning the Goddess upside down makes it look like a skull. No disrespect was intended for any Goddesses who might be reading this blog.
Way back ‘rond ’69 when I was attending San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton California a few of us got together and made bronze Thor’s Hammers using the lost wax casting method. They looked much like the one I carved into my First Styx. I wore it on a leather thong around my neck for years. If I really looked I might still be able to find it hidden somewhere in one of my boxes of treasures from my youth.