|Project by mmh||posted 04-15-2009 07:26 PM||1685 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a freeform cane handle made of Manzanita Burl. I tried to keep as much of the natural shape of the burl to enhance the form of the handle, yet shaped it to be comfortable and functional. The nature of the Manzanita Burl is unpredictable and full of voids and cracks so I have tried to work with them by filling them for stability and but not too altered to keep the natural beauty of the wood. I may try using some gemstone material, but sometimes that’s too distracting from the natural grain of the wood.
In this piece you can see how the center grain of the wood veins out towards the edges and the change of colors closer to the bark area lightens and dimples. The collar is made of Brazilian Ebony to accent the Black Walnut shaft. The shaft is quite wide at the top and tapers to 1” round at the bottom.
Comments and inquiries welcomed.
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