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

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Project by mmh posted 1550 days ago 1569 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.

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#1 posted 1550 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1550 days ago

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,

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#3 posted 1549 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1549 days ago

Another nice one!!

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#5 posted 1549 days ago

Another Cane because you are Able. :)

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

A great looking cane. beautiful job.

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#7 posted 1549 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1549 days ago

Another beauty, Meilie!

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


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#9 posted 1549 days ago

Another nice master piece , looks great.

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#10 posted 1549 days ago

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:

-- "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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