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Custom Fancy Cane #068: Cocobolo, Bloodwood & Brazilian Ebony

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Project by mmh posted 1679 days ago 3190 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This handle is done in a more traditional Derby style but I’ve added some heft to give a more comfortable grip. The handle is made from solid Cocobolo, the collars are Bloodwood and Brazilian ebony and the shaft of solid Bloodwood. It’s a nice sturdy cane for a tall gentleman.

I had a problem with the finish drying on the handle, as it seems that Cocobolo has a high oil content and could only absorb some of the tung/poly finish. I had four canes being finished at the same time with a variety of woods including Bloodwood, Macawood, Claro Black Walnut, Ziricote and Cocobolo. The Cocobolo would not dry to a high gloss and I had to reapply to strip off the gummy finish. The shaft and collar dried to a high gloss, but I kept them on a more satin finish so not to over accentuate the duller finish of the handle. It is actually more sensuous than the high gloss and provides a sure grip. The three other canes dried to a high gloss without incident. Another experience with the mysteries of how to finish wood.

Comments and inquires welcome. For more information on my work please visit: http://www.bigstickcanes.com

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Gary

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#1 posted 1679 days ago

That handle is beautiful. Nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Karson

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#2 posted 1679 days ago

A fantastic looking cane. nice job.

-- 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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Dez

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#3 posted 1679 days ago

Love them. These are something I have had on my to-do list for a few years now.
Now I know where to go when I need ideas or advice.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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lew

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#4 posted 1679 days ago

The grain on the handle is fantastic, Meilie!!

Lew

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

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Joedcatman

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#5 posted 1679 days ago

When you get ready, you can just send it to me. I’m 6’ 2” and I might could use this sooner than I’d like to if the stupid aches and pains don’t go away. :>) Just kidding.

It is fantastic. What a nice choice of woods, they compliment each other very well. Great workmanship!

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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rtb

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#6 posted 1679 days ago

I think that this is far and away the best looking one so far.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1678 days ago

Fantastic. I really like the free form handle. The matt finish looks good too.

Keep it up and thanks for the advice on mine.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Vince

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#8 posted 1678 days ago

Beautiful looking cane

-- Vince

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 1678 days ago

Well done. Great wood combination.

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hunter71

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#10 posted 1678 days ago

another fine walking stick.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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MShort

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#11 posted 1678 days ago

WOW !!! That handle is beautiful. I love that style and wood choices.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Skylark53

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#12 posted 1678 days ago

Beautiful design, excellent choice of woods. Thanks for sharing

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 1677 days ago

That is one beautiful Cane!!! I think it is great that you keep getting better and better. You are the Cane Master. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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John Gray

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#14 posted 1677 days ago

You do beautiful work! Thanks!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1671 days ago

The figure is spectacular great cane

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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