|Project by mmh||posted 07-29-2010 07:43 AM||1896 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This handle is made from figured Carpathian Elm which I was fortunate to acquire from a fellow several years ago from Pennsylvania who had salvaged part of the trunk of a tree on the grounds of the University of PA. The grounds keeper was having this tree felled and the wood was destined to become mulch. If it weren’t for the intervention of this fellow, it would never have made it into my hands. He had stored it for some 15 years before deciding to find the last two of the original five logs he saved a new home. He had a photo of a beautiful turned vase that showed off the checkered/ribbon pattern better than my small sized cane handles. Someday I may need to turn a vase to show off the full beauty of this wood.
The elm is quite hard and took some muscle to file down the final curves. I made the handle wider to help show off the pattern and also allow one to put a lot of weight on it without pinching their palm, allowing a better grip. The collar is of Brazilian Ebony and the shaft is made of solid Sapele.
For more information on my work visit: www.bigstickcanes.com.
Comments and inquiries welcome.
Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57302402/fancy-walking-cane-item-088-figured?ref=v1other2
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