Custom Fancy Cane #129: Honduran Rosewood Burl, Brazilian Ebony & Honduran Rosewood

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Project by mmh posted 1055 days ago 2284 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sister cane to Custom Fancy Cane #110. The extraordinary grain of the Honduran Rosewood Burl is so beautiful by itself, that the shape of the cane needs to be as simple, yet comfortable and functional as possible. It doesn’t need any addtional carvings or embelishments, as I feel that would be too distracting. The client wanted a piece without any sapwood, which is quite rare to find in a piece of stock with the dimensions needed. The collar is Brazilian Ebony and you can see some unsual coloration which will soon darken to a deep chocolate brown/black. The shaft is solid Honduran Rosewood which makes for a very sturdy cane.

My goal is to provide a comfortable walking aid that is also sturdy and has a sense of style.

For more information on my work visit Big Stick Canes.

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-- "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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#1 posted 1055 days ago

very nice canes

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 1055 days ago

as you said..simplicity shows off ‘ol mom nature to her most brilliant…

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

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#3 posted 1055 days ago

I continue to marvel at the beauty of your work. Even your “simple” designs are a work of art.

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

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#4 posted 1055 days ago

Outstandingly beautiful.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 1055 days ago

Beautiful! Your work is amazing!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 1055 days ago

Meilie, fantastic cane as always. You are satisfying the demands of all customers by your intelligent design and selection of wood. Keep it up.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 1055 days ago

Hi Meilie, Beautiful Woodgrain!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 1042 days ago

you alway to good work!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#9 posted 946 days ago

I don’t know what it is about this one…but it really struck a chord with me. (As you can see b/c I’m back again, lol). I think it’s the banding at the grip. The piece looks so well worn, but very balanced in the aging; like someone’s used it for a lifetime. I can’t get over this one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 812 days ago

Great piece of work. You really bring out the natural beauty in the wood. Your client is certain to be delighted.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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