|Project by mmh||posted 11-18-2010 02:08 AM||2637 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a fancy large handled Derby style cane designed for a young lady who is not afraid of a little color and flair! The handle is made of Black & White Ebony (Diospyros embryopteris) and inlaid with freshwater pearls. This is similar to Cane #069 and is actually part of the same piece of wood. The original handle had a natural crack within a thick, deep black vein so I carved it to fit some freshwater pearls and epoxied it to stabilize the crack. My client wanted the same effect in her cane so I had to carve out a section to inlay the pearls. I followed the natural vein of black to make this look as natural as possible. This was my first experience with a dremel tool, another learning experience in itself.
The collar is made of Purpleheart to add a bit of color to the black and white theme. The shaft is solid Brazilian Ebony so it’s quite heavy and shaped down to 5/8” at the tip. I usually like to err on the thicker side for a shaft to insure one can support their full weight but the ebony is quite dense and heavy so this is quite a substantial cane. As requested, I added 4 freshwater pearls on each side of the cane to give a more bejewelled look.
This cane has a lot of flair considering I use natural woods.
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