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Fancy Wood Cane #027: Quilted Maple & Claro Black Walnut

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Project by mmh posted 2069 days ago 2502 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my favorites. I found some really nice quilted maple and decided it needed to be a 3 Dimensional piece to show off the illumination. This was one time the wood really spoke out to me and insisted that it had more potential than as a flat surfaced object. One can spend hours just moving the handle in the sunlight and watching the hologram like images.

The handle is extra large and is the Harrison style handle that I created for a fellow who uses his cane to help get up from sitting. He needed a better grip to hold the cane in front of him while sitting and then lifts himself forward. This handle is made for a right handed grip but is comfortable enough for either hand. The photos don’t really capture the 3-D shapes and curves and it is fun to hold, not to mention extremely comfortable.

The shaft has a touch of Claro graining in it, just enough to accent and not overstate the piece.

Your comments are welcome.

For more information on my work please visit: http://www.bigstickcanes.com or http://www.gallerymh.com .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe





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Karson

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#1 posted 2069 days ago

A mighty fine looking cane. I just finished one for my Mother-in-law last week.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Woodhacker

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#2 posted 2069 days ago

Love the curly maple! Great looking cane.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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johnpoole

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#3 posted 2069 days ago

great looking work and a perfect choice of wood..

-- it's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime i want

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Kerux

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#4 posted 2069 days ago

That is really nice. That is my favorite cane thus far! Super nice! Wow, love the wood choices!!!!!!

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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lew

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#5 posted 2069 days ago

Stunning, absolutely stunning!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bigbuck

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#6 posted 2069 days ago

Very nice cane

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 2068 days ago

This one is my favorite one. Very beautiful.

-- Dennis Zongker

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trifern

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#8 posted 2068 days ago

Beautiful use of some gorgeous wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 2068 days ago

Can’t go wrong with quilted maple and walnut. They are like a team. Another beautiful project. They are really adding up to a beautiful portfolio.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 2068 days ago

Fantastic work! The woods are gorgeous, enough to make anyone decide to take up the woodcraft hobby.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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