Fancy Cane #046: Madrone Burl, Pink Ivory & Figured Cherry

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Project by mmh posted 04-15-2009 07:07 AM 1772 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large cane handle using Madrone Burl in a more organic shape for a large hand. It is slightly asymetrical and the unique shape gives it a lot of character and still provides comfort. The pattern of the burl is unique and subtle, just as the colors of creamy beige with some pink. I added a collar of Pink Ivory to enhance it with the bi-colored Figured Cherry shaft. It’s a fun piece to hold, as the curves allow you to move your hand in several positions that are comfortable.

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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 04-15-2009 07:10 AM

You know, that actually looks like it would be comfortable to hold in a large hand. I like it! Any pics of the shaft???

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 07:17 AM

Good looking wood and finish, what kind of finish is it that you use?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 07:41 AM

I used pure tung oil on the first coat then additional coats of tung/poly by Minwax.

-- "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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#4 posted 04-15-2009 01:40 PM

Nice looking cane mmh.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 01:51 PM

Another masterfully sculpted cane. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 02:18 PM

Beautiful Cane! Canes look good to me right now. Last week I broke my foot playing basketball.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 04:20 PM

Hey Meilie
Another great project I really like this cane.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 11:06 PM

Great addition to the cane clan. This one holds its own. Nice!!!

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

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#9 posted 04-16-2009 08:04 PM

Functional Art! A master piece you can actually use. They are really beautiful!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 04-18-2009 05:41 AM

Beautiful Cane, Meilie!!


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

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