|Project by mmh||posted 07-23-2010 07:27 PM||1541 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This cane was commissioned by a lovely young lady who was tired of suffering with the inadequacies of the common store bought canes readily available to her. She needed a handle that did not hurt her hand, as she is quite dependant on her cane and needs to lean her full weight on it, thus the palm of her hand would hurt from the handle being too narrow.
I designed the handle for her smaller hand size, also allowing her to wrap her index finger around the front to secure her grip and made the palm area a bit wider for a more comfortable rest. The handle and collar are made from Ziricote which is a dense hardwood from Central America and has an interesting pattern. She wanted to imbed a freshwater pearl as I did in Cane #069 http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27019 for an added interest, which reflects what they did in early times of embellishing their canes with jewels and design to show the owner’s sense of style and status. The shaft is made of Andiroba, a lightweight yet sturdy hardwood, so the cane will not be too heavy for her to use comfortably. It is treated with special oils which will preserve and additionally strengthen the wood over time.
I hope she enjoys using her new cane and I loved creating this for her, as it gives me great pleasure to make something not only functional but to have it used on a daily basis and help someone get through their daily needs and hopefully bring a little joy to their life with my work.
For more information on my work please visit: www.bigstickcanes.com
Comments and inquiries welcome.
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