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Custom Fancy Cane #073: Figured Lychee & Padouk

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Project by mmh posted 03-18-2010 05:49 AM 2387 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cane was made with an extra large handle and an extra thick shaft to match. It is a Harrison style handle that I designed to allow for a comfortable, sturdy grip and a finger catch. This is a left handed version but is still quite comfortable when used with the right hand. The handle is made from a beautiful piece of figured Lychee which is extremely dense and hard and the collar and shaft are made from a solid piece of vibrant colored Padouk. The dowel is cut as a single piece from the shaft, inserted through the collar and entire handle for superior strength.

My canes are all heftier than the normal store bought cane and this one is no acception. The collar diameter is approximately 1.75” and the bottom shaft diameter 1”. It weighs approximately 3.2 lbs and should provide the owner substantial support for many years and could be quite the lethal weapon if needed.

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

NOTE: This cane has been stolen from my client’s car. If you see this or know of it’s where abouts, please contact me so the proper action can be taken. meiliemh@hotmail.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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lew

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 06:26 AM

Beautiful, Meilie!!

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 06:32 AM

wonderful work…. looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 02:04 PM

shows what I know..never heard of a left or right cane..learn something everyday. Nice you make them hefty too..people are getting bigger & heavier & need the support

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 03:15 PM

Meilie: A very beautiful cane. I like the visable tenon also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 06:34 PM

Another beautiful cane. Very nice wood combination & superb craftsmanship.

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mmh

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 05:30 AM

Gee, I learned a new term “visable tenon”. Thanks guys!

-- "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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