|Project by mmh||posted 11-29-2008 05:53 PM||3606 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I found some macadamia wood with an interesting pattern of orange “dashes & rays” in it. Although the wood is cut on the cross grain to expose the pattern, the macadamia is quite hard and dense that I feel the short grain is still extremely strong. I had to work hard to sand down the surface to get the tool marks out as the wood is so dense. Not as hard as Ebony but hard enough to make a smaller handle and still be very, very strong. It has a Brazilian Ebony collar which will darken with age, and a Maca wood shaft. The Maca wood is very hard to come by as it’s not commonly known but is from South America and is being farmed. It is a really beautiful purple/reddish, orange, brown wood with gold in it. It is hard like Padouk but much denser and when burned, smells of pine. (Padouk has a nasty smell when burned.)
The design is also more of an elegant, formal affair, so if you need a “work horse” type of cane, you could get a thicker version, but I doubt this one will collapse under most user’s needs. It’s a heavy piece despite the thinness compared to my other canes, alas, “Big Stick Canes” is appropriately named. (A definate Skull Cracker or “B” Buster candidate.).
Your comments are welcome.
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