|Project by mmh||posted 01-18-2015 06:44 PM||2283 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
This is one of my fancier canes that a client commissioned for his collection. He appreciates the quilted maple that I myself have a fondness for, as the chatoyance in this grain gives a hologram effect of ever changing patterns. The pattern changes with every movement and light change that can only make you wonder how Mother Nature does this!
The handle is made of luthier quality Quilted Maple and the collars are Gabon Ebony and Paela Burl. The Paela Burl is quite rare and one of the few orange colored woods that I know that keep it’s color, as many, such as Padauk, will oxidize quite dark with time.
The shaft is made of Tiger (fiddleback) Maple which also has a lovely grain that moves with the changing angle of light. Usually, I do not like to put too many patterned woods together, as they can clash and you lose the unique aesthetic value of such a fancy grain, but the similar woods of different pattern seem to work quite well here. If understated, it is still a vibrant piece for one to sport and show off.
The client recently traveled to Italy with this cane, and I would love to hear what type of comments he received, especially from any wood workers.
Comments and inquires welcome.
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe