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

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Project by mmh posted 12-01-2008 03:41 AM 3275 views 2 times favorited 12 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.

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-- "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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#1 posted 12-01-2008 03:49 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 04:07 AM

Love the curly maple! Great looking cane.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 04:36 AM

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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#4 posted 12-01-2008 04:55 AM

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


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#5 posted 12-01-2008 05:05 AM

Stunning, absolutely stunning!!

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

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 05:35 AM

Very nice cane

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 02:21 PM

This one is my favorite one. Very beautiful.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 12-01-2008 03:08 PM

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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#9 posted 12-01-2008 04:52 PM

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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#10 posted 12-01-2008 11:42 PM

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

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#11 posted 12-29-2014 04:51 AM

I’m a bit embarrassed of using store bought canes being a self taught wood worker and all but I coukd use a Lil nudge in the right direction if you don’t mind , that’s a floating tennon I take it ? What size ? Also whit diameter is safe to hold weight for the shaft? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Mike R.

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#12 posted 12-30-2014 01:27 AM

Totally just saw your instructables nevermind man

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