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Large Custom Mens Cane #075: Texas Ebony & Padauk

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Project by mmh posted 04-19-2010 06:30 PM 2306 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cane was commissioned as a birthday present for a gentleman by his wife. He was used to using an aluminum cane with a large curved handle and he wanted a simple straight handle to accomodate his large hand and needed a cane strong enough to support most of his weight.

He chose the Texas Ebony for the unique grain, as it has golden yellow steaks intermingled with the deep chocolate brown of the wood. This is especially beautiful in the sunlight. I made double collars of Texas Ebony and Padauk to taper the handle and shaft with the subtle curves that I like to use in my canes so it doesn’t look awkward. The Padauk shaft goes nicely with the deep rich browns and gold of the Texas Ebony.

The handle is approximately 8” long, the shaft diameter 1.5” – 1” for extra sturdy support.

Comments and inquires welcome. Please visit http://www.bigstickcanes.com for more information.

-- "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 04-19-2010 07:18 PM

Just came in to make a bit of lunch and found this. WOW, great colors, great wood. Do you ever take pictures with the whole cane showing? Would be nice to see whole thing, all the way to the foot.(I tried your website and could fine no whole pics)Thanks for sharing., this super cane

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mmh

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 07:21 PM

I will try to take some full length shots, but the lighting doesn’t do the item justice and gets muddy.

Thanks for the comments. What’s for lunch?

-- "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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#3 posted 04-19-2010 07:35 PM

Lunch today is left over Bear stew & the dogs are having fish & kibble. !!!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mmh

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 08:48 PM

So, who caught the bear? Do you like squirrel? We have an abundance of the critters and they not only eat the peanuts & sunflowers we put out for the birds, but also bite the green apples off and throw them on the ground to rot. Not to mention they sharpen their teeth on the lumber structure of our porch. They’re cute but I really could do without them.

-- "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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reggiek

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 10:56 PM

Another beautiful cane! That “Texas Ebony” (what species is that?) is spectacular….and really sets off the reddish paduak.

I haven’t had the chance to try turning a cane with the kits I got….but soon. I have a few nice pieces of manzanita air drying that will make spectacular ones…they are twisted and have some diamond knots, but both are fairly straight and about 1” diameter

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Karson

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#6 posted 04-20-2010 01:02 AM

Great cane. None of the Texas Ebony that I have seems to have the internal light streaks in the wood.

Beautiful look. Did you get it from BlueStingRayBoots?

-- 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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lew

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#7 posted 04-20-2010 05:22 AM

Meilie,

Love that handle!!

Lew

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

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mmh

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 06:48 AM

Reggiek: Texas-Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano), from what I know it’s a very thorny, slow growing tree.

Karson: Yes, I acquired my stock from BlueStingRayBoots several years ago. I bought several limbs and a large trunk and had them cut into different widths. This particular piece was a 2” square turning stock from a smaller limb. You may have gotten stock from a larger trunk that has more solid black/brown wood. Some of the wood has a lot of large grub holes, as the beetles down in SE Texas are voracious!

-- "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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jockmike2

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 03:01 PM

Beautiful as always Mielei.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 04-20-2010 03:16 PM

Beautiful! I love the wood grain. All of your canes have beautiful woodgrain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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osageman

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 04:21 AM

That wood doesn’t look like Osage.
The dark handle, and Osage would look nice together, don’t you think!...
Email me, if you need any,

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mmh

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#12 posted 04-21-2010 04:39 PM

Osageman: Good to hear from you!

I’ve been wanting to make a dark handled cane with an Osage Orange collar. Give me a couple weeks to complete!

-- "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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