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Fancy Ladies Cane #065: Figured Amboyna, Brazilian Ebony & Birdseye Maple

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Project by mmh posted 1663 days ago 1564 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom cane made for a young lady in her 80’s. Her son commissioned this for her and they both admire fine woods so I tried to find a highly figured piece of Amboyna and accented it with the Brazilian Ebony and a nice piece of Birdseye Maple that has some dark coloration due to mineral staining and may also have some Ambrosia worm discoloration which makes it all the more interesting. This is a rustic but still elegant combination of woods and these woods are sturdy hardwoods, yet still lightweight. The handle measures approximately 6 ” long x 2 3/4 ” high. The cane is 34” tall.

Comments and inquires are welcome. Please visit http://www.bigstickcanes.com for more information on my work.

-- "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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Loucarb

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Very nice wood combination & a great looking cane.

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Karson

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

Beautiful. Some nice woods.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Gorgeous Cane, Meilie!!

The wood choices complement each other beautifully.

Lew

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 1662 days ago

Wow! I love the wood. Great job on the build

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 1662 days ago

Great job…beautiful….I am sure she will enjoy it. Amboyna burl is one of my favorite woods for its beautiful figuring…and the cinamon like fragrance it has…..Another excellent work of art Meilie….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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mmh

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#6 posted 1662 days ago

Thanks all for the compliments.

ReggieK is right about the wonderful fragrance. It’s subtle and very pleasant and at first I couldn’t figure out if the lovely scent was coming from the beeswax coating or the wood. I even took a scrap piece upstairs to my bathroom to see if I could enjoy it outside of the woodshop.

I’m also working on a piece of Honduran Rosewood Burl that has a wonderful scent. They must be from similar families as it’s quite similar in scent. Now back to the workshop!

-- "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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LittlePaw

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#7 posted 1662 days ago

That’s gorgeous. You did a nice job on it. Working on anything now?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 1662 days ago

Beautiful, I know she’ll love it…........................

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

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mmh

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#9 posted 1662 days ago

Yep, I’m workin’! I have 2 being assembled and one on the finishing line. Where are those elves when you need them!

-- "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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#10 posted 1662 days ago

Another Millie classic beautiful.

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#11 posted 1659 days ago

Another very nice cane Meilie. Is the fragrance of the wood experienced when it is being worked on? What happens after finishing?
Sharad

-- “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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mmh

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#12 posted 1640 days ago

Sharad: Unfortunately the tung/oil finish covers the scented wood. I noticed that the aroma of the scrap piece of amboyna that I kept on the side eventually faded, or maybe I just got used to the scent as sometimes when I am near the larger piece of wood I get a pleasant whiff of the fragrant wood. I actually thought it was the beeswax coating, and it just may be a combination of both, as they are both pleasantly scented.

-- "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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