Fancy Cane #88: Figured Carpathian Elm, Brazilian Ebony & Sapele

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Project by mmh posted 07-29-2010 07:43 AM 2159 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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-- "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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#1 posted 07-29-2010 08:42 AM

I like it!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 11:18 AM

Nice cane. The grain on the handle is great.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 02:11 PM

A great looking piece of wood and a great looking cane. Nice 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 02:15 PM

Beautiful as always Meilie.

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

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 03:46 PM

It is so wonderrful to give trees continued life and even better to be able to follow their history.

Beautiful Cane, Meilie!


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

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 04:06 PM

Thats a beautiful cane!
I love it!
Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 05:24 PM

Very beautiful Cane. I Love it.

-- Dennis Zongker

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