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Custom Fancy Cane #082: Claro Black Walnut, Brazilian Ebony & Figured Cherry

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Project by mmh posted 06-19-2010 01:28 AM 1409 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple, yet elegant design made for a young lady who wanted to treat herself to something nice and yet practical. She liked the dark rich colors of the Claro Black Walnut and decided to go all the way with the figured Cherry. I added a collar of Brazilian Ebony which looks similar to the Claro Black Walnut as it has yet to oxidize to a dark chocolate brown. The handle is approximately 6 inches long with a slender tapered shape to give ample grip. The contrasting side dowels give a little accent to the design. She seemed pleased with the outcome and I think she will be the Cat’s Meow at her retirement community.

For more information on my work please visit www.bigstickcanes.com.

Inquiries and comments welcome.

-- "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 06-19-2010 02:12 AM

the colors on my monitor must be screwy as it comes in looking very light..but looks good anyway! She will be the belle of the ball in her retirement community with this beauty. Might get you a commission or two, as her friends may need a gorgeous cane too!

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 03:09 AM

Very nice Mililie super wood and great job.

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knottysticks

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#3 posted 06-19-2010 03:21 AM

Very nice cane.

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lew

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#4 posted 06-19-2010 03:22 AM

The grain in the handle is gorgeous, Meilie, and the contrasting pins really bring the wood colors together!

Another beautiful functioning work of art!

Lew

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

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#5 posted 06-19-2010 03:45 AM

Very nice combination. Love your canes.

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Karson

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#6 posted 06-19-2010 04:36 AM

Some beautiful wood and a great 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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Mary Anne

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#7 posted 06-19-2010 06:08 AM

This one has an extra something that especially appeals to me. I can absolutely understand why the lady would want to treat herself to one of your canes.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 06-19-2010 06:42 AM

Awesome, as they usually are!

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

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 06-19-2010 04:34 PM

Beauty, that will be a hit at the home. Super….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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wwnovice

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#10 posted 06-20-2010 02:52 PM

Beautiful cane. Lots of nice ones on your website too. Could you explain in more detail the joinery between the handle and shaft? I’d also like to know what hardware, etc., you use for the bottom of the cane.
thx

-- John

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