Volume 2, Issue 10
Bull's Eye Cane
by Deirdre F Woodward
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To make the bull's-eye cane, you need the following supplies:
|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.|