|Project by mmh||posted 01-01-2011 08:46 AM||2554 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a sturdy cane made with an ergonomic handle and a simple but thick shaft to provide stability and comfort for a tall large handed user. The handle is made for an easy grip but also has several finger grips so that the hand can easily catch and grab it in different angles and a large bulb area for a hand rest so one can put a lot of weight on the cane without pinching their hand. The visible tenon helps provide ultimate strength in the joinery and has a wider shoulder hidden inside the handle. The wedge is made of cocobolo to give a nice accent of color.
This was created for a friend who needed something basic but comfortable and sturdy. I had my husband who’s hand is similar in size and shape create this and hope that the new owner finds this suitable. It is a prototype for a line of canes we hope to create for a lower price point than the fancier canes we make, so it may be a simple design but the comfort and stability are still important factors for our creations.
Everyones’ hands are a different size and shape and many of us have limitations that include arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, nerve damage, etc., so the cane handle needs to be customized to suit the individual’s needs. The shaft of a cane also needs to suit the user’s height and weight needs and we try to incorporate an aesthetic value with the utilitarian, thus creating a functional piece of art.
The cane user should not have to be limited to the ugly medical device as found in the drug store or doctor’s issue of aluminum gagetry. Our goal is to create a cane worthy of the user’s physical and psychological needs, as one should have the proper equipment to walk with confidence.
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