|Project by mmh||posted 05-16-2009 06:42 PM||6192 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
This is an ergonomic shaped handle made from Manzanita Burl. It’s quite an organic shape and has a lot of the fancy spray design I like in this wood. There were also a lot of cracks and voids that I had to fill, but that just adds character to the piece. Originally it was looking more circular and had a long, curved end almost like an elephant’s trunk, but the shape was not working for a comfortable hold, so I had to remove that and take off some more wood underneath near the shaft, to allow finger room and comfort. It evolved from an elephant’s head to a Sea Slug. Reverse theory of evolution, but scientists have been wrong before. (They placed a skull on the tail end of one early specimen.)
I filled the large voids with ebony saw dust. I could have used gemstone or shinier filler, but I didn’t want to take away from the wood grain. Maybe I’ll do this in one of my future pieces.
It is currently 40” tall and will be cut upon purchase to the client’s needs.
Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57125812/fancy-walking-cane-item-050-manzanita?ref=v1other2
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