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My goal is to create ergonomic cane handles that fit the hand with comfort, support and style. You now have an option to not use an ugly aluminum cane or skinny, wobbly cane to support yourself. I design and create the canes for functional and aesthetic needs. The user's height, weight and other physical needs are taken into consideration for the cane to be a more complete unit for their support. Each cane is hand crafted to give the user and viewers pleasure to look at, so the owner does not have to feel embarrased in needing to use a cane. I want the individual to use it in comfort and enjoy it with pride. I hope I am successful in my goal. Your comments are welcome.

This is one of my favorites. The handle is made from extra fancy Claro Black Walnut, very nicely figured and the shaft is Sapele. I love the feathering and sunray effect the Claro Black Walnut gives here and the Sapele has an illumination similar to Koa and has a strength and density that I like to use for shafts, yet light enough to carry. This one was made for my husband Christmas 2007.

For more information please visit: http://www.bigstickcanes.com or http:// www.gallerymh.com

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Very nice looking cane. Love that walnut.
 

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Great looking cane. You find some of the best figured wood and really highlight it's beauty. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Claro is just the best! Great cane. I imagine your finish has to hold up to substantial abuse. What do you use?
 

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Gorgeous!

Love the grain in the handle!

Lew
 

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Very nice canes and attractive selection of wood.
Sharad
 

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That is some amazing grain in the Claro. Nice job.

Thanks for showing it.
 

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Thus far, my favorite finish is a tung/poly formula such as Min-Wax Tung Oil. I'm also using the Waterlox Marine formula for the less stable colored woods like pink ivory and purpleheart to see if this helps them from oxidizing. This is a really volital formula and smells awful but they have a new low VOC formula I'm considering. Only problem is that the heavy coat of polyeurethane will be hard to remove should I need to make repairs from dents & scratches. The Min-Wax formula is not that impenetrable, but I can sand it off easily to refinish.
 
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