|Project by mmh||posted 10-26-2008 03:31 AM||1735 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This cane was made for a fellow who is a wood scientist. A wood scientist is a very serious person when it comes to identifying wood. You do not want to loosely name a species of wood around a wood scientist. He needed a cane that was extremely sturdy and has a large handle. I used Lychee which has a very wavy and tight grain for the handle and he supplied a piece of Marblewood for the shaft. The shaft goes completely through the handle to give it superior strength, rather than an inner dowel. Both woods are quite dense and this is a very hefty cane.
The handle is made in the style of the Harrison handle that I designed, so he can get a better grip with the under curl to catch his fingers to grip with. Unlike the true Harrison design, this is an ambidextrous version, so it is comfortable for either hand. The handle measures 8 inches long, the total height of the cane is about 35 inches tall.
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