Fancy Cane #064: Claro Black Walnut & Figured Cherry

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Project by mmh posted 1706 days ago 1467 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cane that was made for a young lady in her mid 70’s for her birthday, commissioned by her children. It is a smaller handle made to provide a comfortable and easy grip with figure catches to keep one’s hand from slipping. The handle is made of Claro Black Walnut and the shaft is figured Cherry. These are hardwoods that are still light weight enough for a petite person to carry without tiring, as some hardwoods can be quite heavy. The shaft diameter is approximately 1 1/4” tapering to 3/4” at the bottom tip.

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#1 posted 1706 days ago

Beautiful, Meilie!

The contrasts in colors are really striking.


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#2 posted 1706 days ago

Beautiful Meilie, just adorable.

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

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#3 posted 1706 days ago

Another great looking cane Meilie. I like the contrasting dowels. Keep it up!

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#4 posted 1706 days ago

Another nice one!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 1706 days ago

Very nice wood combination, I also like the shaping in the handle. Well done.

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#6 posted 1706 days ago

Charming, i should use one from yours when i need it oneday,




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#7 posted 1706 days ago

What a special gift! She will love this .
I like how you shape the cane & handle to ergonomically fit the owner.

Great Job !!

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#8 posted 1706 days ago

Another beauty millie great job.

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#9 posted 1705 days ago

With an excellent choice of wood, superb finish, contrasting dowels you have made another special cane. The young lady will be happy to own it. Is the height of the cane tailormade for the person or there are standard heights like Ex L, L, M, S for the readymade garments?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 1705 days ago

Sharad: I try to get as much information about the user as possible to consider their needs. Height and hand size are basics that I try to get measurements for. Sometimes this information is vague but I “test drive” my canes when making them to make sure they are comfortable.

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