October 2001
Volume 2, Issue 10
Bull's Eye Cane
by Deirdre F Woodward

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  • two contrasting colors of clay
Roll out one log and one sheet of one color, and two sheets of the contrasting color.
Place the log onto a sheet of contrasting color.
To get a nice, even, flat seam, bevel the edge of the sheet with your blade. Hold your blade at a 45 degree angle to the clay and cut towards yourself.
Roll the log in the sheet. When the sheet meets itself, press hard enough to leave a mark on the sheet, then unroll the log.
Holding the blade at a 45 degree angle to the clay, cut a second beveled edge at the mark on the clay.
Roll the log back into the sheet, and the two edges of the sheet will overlap at their beveled edges to form a perfect seam.

This is the basic bull's-eye cane.

To add more layers, bevel the edges of the next two sheets and wrap them around the log.
Cut into the cane to reveal the bull's-eye.