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Fancy Tall Big Cane #101: Fancy Koa, Texas Ebony & Sapele

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Project by mmh posted 1470 days ago 1479 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prime example of a tall, sturdy cane that I like to create for people who want a large, big cane. The handle measures 7” long x 2” tall x 1.5” wide and is made of solid figured honey golden Koa. The collar is made from Texas Ebony and the beautiful golden yellow grain in the chocolate brown adds a nice subtle continuation of gold color from the Koa that also flows in the golden undertones of the Sapele shaft. This cane is currently 40” tall and can be cut to suit. I can also make a custom cane for those with specific needs in the size, shape, height of a cane.

I like the lines of my designs to flow into each other so that there is no awkward angle that makes the piece look like a handle that was not intentionally made for the shaft. I want the eye and hand to be able to caress the shape of the handle and to feel the beauty of the wood both physically and aesthetically.

There are many ways to make and design a cane and this is just one of my favorites.

Comments and inquiries welcome.

For more information on my work and my husband’s, visit: www.bigstickcanes.com

Available for purchase at http://www.etsy.com/listing/57313813/fancy-tall-big-cane-item-101-figured-koa

-- "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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mahadevwood

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#1 posted 1470 days ago

wonderful wooden lines of design, superb creativity

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1470 days ago

Beautiful tones to this one! Love it!

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 1470 days ago

Beautiful cane. Some great wood design.

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

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lew

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#4 posted 1470 days ago

Meilie!

I am running out of descriptive adjectives!!

Another Masterpiece.

Lew

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

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OregonBurls

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#5 posted 1470 days ago

Another pretty cane! Thanks for sharing Meilie!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 1470 days ago

You never fail at making a Beautiful piece of work!
Another great one!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jordan

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#7 posted 1470 days ago

Very beautiful – almost makes me want a broken leg! I guess I could pretend.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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damon

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#8 posted 1470 days ago

so, where did you find koa in Texas?

-- Damon, Right Angle Construction

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 1469 days ago

the handle end reminds me of an eagle beak!!!(hey it’s early!) This looks entirely comfy to hold. Lookin’ good girl!

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

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mmh

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#10 posted 1469 days ago

Thanks everyone for the wonderful words of praise.

Jordan: Well, don’t break a leg, but you could insert a pebble in your shoe and limp around with one of my canes! I’d even make the handle ambidextrous so you could switch the pebble to the other shoe!

Damon: The EBONY is from Texas. The Koa is from The Big Island of Hawaii.

Michelletwo: Well, I agree, it does somewhat resemble an eagle. I like how it resembles an animal without having to carve detailed features. I think the design gets a little hoaky if too much detail is applied. I want the viewer to use their imagination to see the design or creature imployed.

-- "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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