Custom Fancy Cane #053: (Extra Large) Manzanita Burl & Black Walnut

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Project by mmh posted 1874 days ago 1980 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The client wanted a fancy wood version of a cane she currently uses that has a very fat handle that projects a good 7 inches. I tried to match the length and girth of the old cane handle and then proceeded to add more to the size for strength and style. She wanted to place the entire width of her hand and fingers along the length of the handle, making it necessary to make it thicker to have more wood for strength. Manzanita Burl grain is tight and multi-directional which helps give it more strength.

The handle is approximately 7.5 inches long and 1 inch diameter at the smallest point. The Manzanita Burl used had a few voids and hairline cracks that I filled with epoxy & sawdust then saturated the entire piece with CA glue to stabilize. The CA glue also creates a beautiful smooth surface after sanding. The collar and shaft are both made from nicely grained Black Walnut. The different colors add a nice accent even when using the same species of wood. The imperfections of the voids in the wood give it a rustic yet modern flair. A tung/poly finish was applied.

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#1 posted 1874 days ago

Awesome Cane, Meilie!!

The choice of the woods really make this a beautiful piece!


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

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#2 posted 1874 days ago

Great work Mellie wonderful

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1874 days ago

Mellie a great looking cane. Nice job.

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#4 posted 1874 days ago

very nice .. awesome work

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#5 posted 1874 days ago

Beautiful, great shape, wood and finish…....................

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

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#6 posted 1874 days ago

WOW, what a beautiful piece. All the canes you make are beautiful. Any more out of Osage?

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#7 posted 1874 days ago

Another beauty. Great looking cane.

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#8 posted 1874 days ago

Another gorgeous work of art. The grain is perfectly aligned with the shape. Someone is going to have a new source of pride and self worth. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 1874 days ago

Nice looking cane mmh.

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#10 posted 1873 days ago

very nice, thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 1863 days ago

Very Beautiful Cane. Great job

-- Dennis Zongker

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