Fancy Tall Cane #100: T Style - Figured Koa, Texas Ebony, Macawood & Pearls

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This is a large “T” style cane made with a very nicely figured piece of Koa with a tight pattern that shows up well considering the small dimensions of a cane handle. The chatoyance helps illuminate the figuring to look like stripes of a tiger and each angle that it is viewed from changes the intensity of the pattern. I imbedded two freshwater pearls, one at each end to give it a little bejeweled flair. The collar is Texas Ebony with a subtle golden grain in the deep chocolate brown wood and the shaft is made of solid orange/red Macawood with a gold undertone.

The cane handle is 7” long, 1” thick and has a nice sturdy feel with ample hand and finger room. It stands about 38” tall and can be cut to suit. This is an elegant cane for a more tailored look and would be considered one of the more slender designs I’ve done as I usually like to make a thicker shaft and handle to give ample hand room for a sturdy grip and added stability. The Macawood is quite dense and hard, more so than Padauk, so it is very sturdy even in this streamlined design.

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#1 posted 1472 days ago

This is awesome! What a great looking cane!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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RS Woodworks

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#2 posted 1472 days ago

MMH I love your canes. I might eventually make one for my mother. Do you turn the shaft with a lathe or just round it over with a router? How do you shape the handle? How is it attached?

Looks great. Thanks.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#3 posted 1472 days ago

good morning: again, this is my preffered handle for my own use, but one that is hard to design & be stylish as your other creations. But you pulled a rabbit out of the hat..this is very stylish. (The “country canes” would put an animal head on each end!! )The end treatment is sleek. Good job

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful cane!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Mary Anne

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#5 posted 1471 days ago

That is an absolutely gorgeous piece of koa, and you have done it justice.
The owner is going to be so proud to show it off. Your work makes the necessity of using a cane into something that feels good.

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#6 posted 1471 days ago

Very Beautiful! As all your canes are… must spend 24/7 in your shop!
The Beauty and craftmanship on your canes is just awesome!
Thanks for sharing!

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

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#7 posted 1471 days ago

In my mind, that piece of wood demanded a twin handle. Wood combination is superb! Great cane all around.

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

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#8 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful job on this…it looks amazing. The figured koa just blows me away…that grain is crazy!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful cane and your wood selection and use is outstanding!
...a cane for coming and going? ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 1471 days ago

Thats a great looking cane. I’ve never seen a “T” handled one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 1471 days ago


Magnificent Cane, Meilie!!


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

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#12 posted 1471 days ago

Fantastic wood! Love it!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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