Extra Large Fancy Cane #049: Almond, Yellow Heart, Texas Ebony & Cherry

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Project by mmh posted 04-17-2009 06:51 AM 2163 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an extremely large cane handle of figured Almond. This is from the same piece of wood I made the Knotted Almond Cane #045A from and the grain in this is quite interesting, as the colors and grain keep changing. The length of this handle is 7 3/4” x 2 3/4 high at the large end; 1 1/2” high at the small end with a 5 1/2” circumference where your palm rests. The collar is made of Yellow Heart and Texas Ebony with a Cherry shaft. It is 38 1/4” tall and can be cut down to size. This was made for a very large hand, but the smaller end is also comfortable for smaller hands. It’s a big cane, made by yours truly of Big Stick Canes!

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Comments and inquiries welcome.

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 03:53 PM

Cool design. Great wood. Nice!!!!!!!!

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 04:03 PM

Very nice ‘Cane. Love the wood.

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

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 05:10 PM

Another cool cane. That could be quite a weapon if need be.

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 08:23 PM

Love the beauty of this wood, what is it like to work with almond, very nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 10:16 PM

Almond is a hardwood but it’s still somewhat easy to work with. Depending on the grain and what tools you are using, will determine how difficult it will be to work with. I have been using both hand and power tools. The microplane shavers can work well, although on some really hardwoods I’ve had difficulty getting the planes to bite into the wood and have to try several angles before it catches. Power sanding works well but creates a LOT of dust. Good filtration and a dust mask are a must. Using the microplanes helps keep the dust down.

-- "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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#6 posted 04-18-2009 05:48 AM


I really like the contrasting color rings below the handle!


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

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