|Project by mmh||posted 08-18-2010 08:10 AM||2387 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
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.
Comments and inquiries welcome.
For more information on my work visit: www.bigstickcanes.com
Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57306380/tall-cane-t-style-item-100-figured-koa
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