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Fancy Cane #069: Black & White Ebony, Gaboon Ebony & Tiger Maple

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Project by mmh posted 1649 days ago 3343 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Derby style cane handle made from Black & White Ebony. The B/W Ebony had a natural crack in it that I filled with fine ebony dust & epoxy, then layered in some silver foil and freshwater pearls to give the natural void an interesting hidden treasure. The natural black veining of the ebony is revealed by each stroke of the file and sandpaper and the blonde wood is ever changing with the jet black veins trying to emerge.

The collar is made of Gaboon Ebony and the shaft is Tiger Maple that I “ebonized” and sanded away to reveal the stripes made from the stain resisting the hard wood and penetrating the soft wood. If I were to do this again, I may use a brown stain along with the black to pull the color of the shaft closer to the color of the handle, but I wanted to show that I used multiple types of woods and techniques in this project.

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

Available for purchase at: Big Stick Canes at etsy.com

-- "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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1649 days ago

Wow Millie the best yet beautiful and amazing

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mtkate

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#2 posted 1649 days ago

Wow, I love this cane. The ebonizing effect is very interesting.

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Terry

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#3 posted 1649 days ago

what a beautiful handle!!

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trifern

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#4 posted 1649 days ago

down right sexy…

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

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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 1649 days ago

this is my kind of cane. awesome as usual

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Karson

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#6 posted 1649 days ago

An amazing transformation. Great 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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woodworm

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

This is marvelous!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1649 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!! an eye popper

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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hooky

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#9 posted 1649 days ago

this is absolutely stunning

the grain in the wood makes your fine work into an absolute masterpiece

Thanks for showing it

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 1649 days ago

SUPER WOW!!! Beautiful Cane, this is my favorite one so far. I love the wood grain of the Macassar Ebony.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Rj

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#11 posted 1649 days ago

Now is is one handsome cane! You did a superb job on this one but you always do I love all you canes!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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lew

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#12 posted 1649 days ago

Imagine, wearing a black tux with a pale yellow shirt and gold accents while sporting this cane. You’d be the “bee’s knees”.

Beautiful, Meilie!

Lew

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#13 posted 1649 days ago

A beautiful cane and to me it looks like a flamingo. Well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Jordan

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#14 posted 1649 days ago

Gee, that’s nice looking! Definitely a YinYang entry! Fabulous job!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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savannah505

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#15 posted 1648 days ago

I agree with many here, this is my favorite one I’ve seen from you. Really beautiful, almost makes me wish I had a gimp leg.

-- Dan Wiggins

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