|Project by mmh||posted 08-16-2010 02:42 AM||1863 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This is a “T” style cane using a very nice piece of figured Koa that has a nice consistently tight pattern. The tight grain also makes this a very hard piece of wood, as some straight grain Koa can be much softer. The hardness of the wood allowed me to make a thinner design that still has enough strength to give ample support.
I tried to give a basic “T” shape some unique character and still be as ergonomic as possible, as I believe a well made cane should be comfortable, sturdy and stylish. This also follows my theory that a cane user should not have to feel embarrassed or self conscious because they need to use a walking aide. My canes are made to give the user a sense of style and I approach each as a work of art that will also give them a sense of pride to use the cane proudly. One has enough hurdles to deal with on a daily basis and feeling inhibited in using a cane should not be one of them.
The Koa handle has a nice pattern that changes in every angle and I embedded a freshwater pearl on the top to give it a subtle flair. The collars are of Cocobolo and Brazilian Ebony on top of a Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) shaft. It’s a very sturdy, yet thinner cane than I usually make but it is made of some very durable hardwoods.
Comments and inquiries welcome.
For more information on my work visit: www.bigstickcanes.com
Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57305646/t-style-cane-item-099-figured-koa?ref=v1other2
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