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Tall Fancy Cane #090: Extra Fancy Amboyna, Brazilian Ebony, Manzanita & Padauk

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Project by mmh posted 09-09-2010 04:30 PM 1494 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tall cane that has an extra long but still somewhat slender handle for a more tailored appearance. The handle made of solid extra fancy Amboyna which as a beautiful grain of light and dark swirls consistently throughout the piece. It is approximately 6” Long x 1.5” Tall x 1.25” Wide. The cane is 39” tall. The collars are of Brazilian Ebony and Manzanita Burl adding color and texture and height to neck of the handle and allow the lines to flow together to join the solid Padauk shaft. The subtle curves add a little elegance to the handle and the curve on the underside of the long end is a finger catch so the baby finger has better leverage to hold and swing the cane forward. The curves may be subtle but I like to take my time to make sure that the lines are just right for both comfort and aesthetics.

This cane could be worn by either gender, as it’s tall and strong with ample hand room and the height can be cut down for a shorter person. This fits my medium sized ladies hand well and a larger hand would be comfortable using this too.

I like to create my pieces to show off the natural grain of the wood as best as possible while allowing for the structural, comfort and aesthetic properties to be addressed, as I believe a cane user should not have to be limited to using an unsightly mass produced cane that does not give them any sense of pride and stability and most of all comfort to use. I hope that both the user and on-looker can enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.

Fore more information please visit www.bigstickcanes.com

Comments and inquiries welcome.

Available for purchase at: ” http://www.etsy.com/listing/57308095/big-tall-fancy-cane-item-090-amboyna?ref=v1_other_2": http://www.etsy.com/listing/57308095/big-tall-fancy-cane-item-090-amboyna?ref=v1_other_2

-- "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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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 04:42 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! Excellent workmanship. It would also make for a good defense weapon. lol

-- Dennis Zongker

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mmh

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 04:58 PM

Dennis Z: You are right about canes being a good defense weapon. That is partially the reason for the leverage consideration, as a person with a cane has a physical limitation and may look as a target to “un-desirables”, so if one is quick witted and stable enough they may be able to ward such threats by looking threatening themselves.

A note on sturdiness, as I do treat most of my canes with different finishes that help strengthen the woods. My husband and I were having a discussion about our canes being weapons of defense and he accidentally wacked my knee and shin with one in demonstration. Not quite the demonstration I was expecting and he almost ended up in the Dog House. FYI: We do not have a dog.

-- "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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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 09-09-2010 09:57 PM

Yet another Masterpiece Meilie! Just awesome!

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 01:58 AM

Your work is beautiful but your use of the grain in your different woods is really superb!

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

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lew

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 02:32 AM

Meilie,

As always, Beautiful!

Lew

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

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logndog

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 05:41 PM

Really nice! Ive been thijking about trying the same thing… can you tell me what a piece like this would sell for?

regards, Ron.

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