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Custom Fancy Cane #078: Amboyna Burl, Brazilian Ebony & Padauk

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Project by mmh posted 04-16-2010 05:42 AM 1693 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fancy cane made for a young lady who is in need of some support for lengthy walks. Since she is of medium build I did not want to over burden her with a heavy cane, but should she need to put more of her weight on it for future needs, I wanted to make sure she had something sturdy for a lifetime of use. The handle is made of Amboyna burl with a nice figure and tight grain. This wood is fun to work with as even though it’s quite dense it carves nicely and it has a lovely fragrance. The collar is made from Brazilian Ebony which tends to have a dark mustard color when freshly cut, but in time it oxidizes to a deep chocolate brown/black. The shaft is made of solid Padauk. It is a substantial size cane that can be used by a lady or gentleman.

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

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 05:57 AM

Quite lovely. I bet the new owner is a happy camper

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Benji Reyes

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 06:02 AM

Great wood combination. I’ve been working with our local narra burl for the longest time and found out at LJ’s just recently that it’s Amboyna. A very nice companion for lengthy walks!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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savannah505

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 06:58 AM

Beautiful piece, makes me want to get a bad knee or something to be able to use it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 09:21 AM

Another nice one!!

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

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 12:35 PM

Another Cane because you are Able. :)

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Karson

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 01:12 PM

A great looking cane. beautiful 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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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 02:22 PM

I love the wood grain! Beautiful cane. It would be cool if you did a how to blog. Maybe you already have?

-- Dennis Zongker

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lew

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#8 posted 04-16-2010 03:03 PM

Another beauty, Meilie!

What a wonderful combination of wood colors. They truly complement each other.

Lew

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

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#9 posted 04-17-2010 03:15 AM

Another nice master piece , looks great.

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mmh

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#10 posted 04-17-2010 06:47 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I have an Instructable on How To Make a Fancy Cane linked from a past project. So until I get around to the LJ blog you can check this out: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/12742

-- "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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