|Project by mmh||posted 04-21-2010 07:07 AM||3089 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a cane with an extra large handle and a sectional shaft. I usually like to make the shaft of one solid piece of wood, but had a request to make one with a variety of colored woods. To keep the strength of the cane, each section was made with a dowel for joinery, so there is an additional 2”-4+” of wood used that you do not see.
The handle is made of Cocobolo with Brazilian Ebony spacers and Purpleheart, Macawood, Rosewood and Padauk complete the shaft. The Brazilian Ebony has a dark mustard yellow color but will oxidize in time to a dark chocolate brown/black. This is a heavy cane due to the various hardwoods and the large size and should give ample support. This was a collaboration of my husband and I, as he did the turning of each shaft piece and I did the assembly, shaping and finish. I don’t usually like using a lathe for the symmetrical look is too harsh, but I was able to shape the cane after assembly to get the subtle curves that I like in my work. I think we make a good team!
Comments and inquires welcome. Please visit http://www.bigstickcanes.com for more information on my work.
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