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Fancy Derby Cane #097: Figured Koa, Gaboon Ebony, Cocobolo & Brazilian Ebony w/ Pearl

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Project by mmh posted 1474 days ago 2277 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an extra large Derby style handle made from highly figured Koa that has some excellent chatoyance in the wood showing how the tree grew under some very stressful conditions. I love how the color of the wood ranges from light yellow/gold and turns darker and more predominant towards the heart of the tree. I believe the piece of lumber was from the bottom trunk area which must have been crushed as it emerged from the earth and had to push it’s way through heavy soil and rocks to reach the life giving sunlight.

The handle is a solid piece of Koa, allowing the natural color and grain pattern to show throughout. The collars are made of Gaboon Ebony and Cocobolo. The color and grain of the Cocobolo almost match the colors of the Koa in the lower part of the handle. The shaft is made from solid Brazilian Ebony and will eventually darken to a deep chocolate brown. I accented the upper dowel with ebony dust and the lower dowel has a freshwater pearl on each side. These two 1/4” dowels anchor the 3/4” inner dowel that holds the handle/collar/shaft together.

Comments and inquires welcome.

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

Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57304602/large-fancy-derby-cane-item-097-figured

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hooky

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#1 posted 1473 days ago

this cane is beautiful

keep up the great work

hooky

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 1473 days ago

It does indeed have excellent chatoyance. A masterpiece. Great photography too..thanks for sharing this work of art

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 1473 days ago

Gorgeous.

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lew

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#4 posted 1473 days ago

Another stunning beauty, Meilie!!

Lew

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1473 days ago

Beautiful Meilie.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 1473 days ago

looks like “tigers eye”

wonderful

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1473 days ago

WOW!!! That is one beautiful Cane

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jamsie

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#8 posted 1473 days ago

A work of art!

-- Jamsie

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reggiek

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#9 posted 1473 days ago

Once again another masterpiece. I love the handle design…and the woods here are spectacular…great selection and execution….Your canes are simply one of a kind and works of fine artistry.

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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 1473 days ago

That cane looks great from EVERY angle. What a nice touch the pearls make. Really pretty cane!!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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WoodenFrog

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#11 posted 1473 days ago

Very Beautiful cane! keep them coming!

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