|Project by mmh||posted 04-20-2009 05:40 AM||2705 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is an elegant ladies cane made for a small hand. The handle is made of Manzanita Burl which I’m quite fond of, especially with the sunray of colors. Manzanita is known to have voids and cracks that some wood workers may choose to stay away from, but I rather like the imperfections as they show just how varied nature is in creating unusual woods. The collar is made from Tiger/Flame Maple (aka: Fiddleback Maple) and the shaft is Purpleheart. This is a much more delicate handle than I usually make, but I’m always up for a challenge.
An inner dowel of Ash is used to connect the handle/collar/shaft and additional side dowels are used to keep the pieces from moving.
Comments and inquires welcome.
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