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  1. Fancy Wood Cane #027: Quilted Maple & Claro Black Walnut

    This is one of my favorites. I found some really nice quilted maple and decided it needed to be a 3 Dimensional piece to show off the illumination. This was one time the wood really spoke out to me and insisted that it had more potential than as a flat surfaced object. One can spend hours...
  2. Custom Fancy Cane #073: Figured Lychee & Padouk

    This cane was made with an extra large handle and an extra thick shaft to match. It is a Harrison style handle that I designed to allow for a comfortable, sturdy grip and a finger catch. This is a left handed version but is still quite comfortable when used with the right hand. The handle is...
  3. Canes for Wounded Warriors

    These are just a sample of the canes that my husband and I have created to give the cane user a custom ergonomic cane that provides comfort, stability and style, a just because you need a walking aide, doesn't mean that you can't have a sense of style with an artistically designed piece of...
  4. Fancy Cane #064: Claro Black Walnut & Figured Cherry

    This is a cane that was made for a young lady in her mid 70's for her birthday, commissioned by her children. It is a smaller handle made to provide a comfortable and easy grip with figure catches to keep one's hand from slipping. The handle is made of Claro Black Walnut and the shaft is...
  5. Custom Tall Large Fancy Wood Cane #043: Texas Ebony & Bloodwood

    This cane was done by my husband with minor assist from myself. The handle is done in the Harrison style, designed to allow an ample grip and support to elevate from a sitting position and sturdiness while walking. It is made for right hand use but is comfortable for ambidextrous use. The...
  6. Custom Tall Cane #142: Figured Macawood, Black Walnut & Cherry

    This is a custom cane made for a client who is 6'1" with a large hand. He likes a large handle and gives me free range as far as design, but I try to make sure that the ergonomics and stability of the cane are primary concerns in design and fabrication. The handle is shaped to allow the thumb...
  7. Custom Tall Cane #144: Macawood, Black Walnut & Cherry [A Gobsmacker of a Cane]

    This is an extra tall, extra LARGE cane made for a client who is 6'4" tall. He originally purchased a cane of a similar shape but it was cut much too short for his stately stature, so I needed to convince him that I could make him a cane suitable for his needs. His original response to my...
  8. Fancy Cane #046: Madrone Burl, Pink Ivory & Figured Cherry

    This is a large cane handle using Madrone Burl in a more organic shape for a large hand. It is slightly asymetrical and the unique shape gives it a lot of character and still provides comfort. The pattern of the burl is unique and subtle, just as the colors of creamy beige with some pink. I...
  9. Custom Tall Cane #143: Fancy Briar Burl, Makassar & Gabon Ebony

    This is an elegant but very sturdy cane for a client who wanted a cane that he could enjoy for many years. He is a collector of pipes and expressed interest in Briar Burl and Makassar Ebony as two of his favorite woods. I was fortunate to find the briar burl and had a top quality piece of...
  10. Fancy Wood Canes

    Well here are a few of the canes I have made. I am designing and creating as I go, letting the wood "talk" to me. I am taking a more sculptural approach to the handles but foremost they MUST be comfortable and practical to hold and use. I believe function should be in tuned with beauty to...
  11. Large Custom Mens Cane #075: Texas Ebony & Padauk

    This cane was commissioned as a birthday present for a gentleman by his wife. He was used to using an aluminum cane with a large curved handle and he wanted a simple straight handle to accomodate his large hand and needed a cane strong enough to support most of his weight. He chose the Texas...
  12. Fancy Custom Cane #164: Madrone Burl, Bubinga, Gabon Ebony & Padauk

    This is a custom cane made for a young lady who needed a handle that would allow her to put a major amount of her weight on the handle and be able to hold herself up without losing strength or control of her hand. She needed a handle that would allow her to have ample palm rest and more support...
  13. Fancy Custom Cane #163: Tiger Maple (reverse handle), Cocobolo & Padauk

    This is an extra large Derby style handle made with a wide surface to allow the user a lot of palm rest area. This is a "reverse handle" and the long side is held away from your body while the palm rests over the shaft, opposite of traditional cane use. This allows a sturdier stance and you...
  14. Fancy Wood Canes: Collection

    This is a partial collection of canes I have made. It gives you a sense of the variety of designs I have done and what I plan to do for future creations. My goal is to make a comfortable walking aide that is also attractive and fun to use. I hope the user enjoys the beauty of the woods with...
  15. Walking Stick #060: Fancy Manzanita Burl, Ebony & Purpleheart

    This is a walking stick commissioned by a lady who is currently using her son's walking stick to support herself as she has carpel tunnel syndrome in her right wrist and can not use a cane because it puts too much pressure on her wrist. The elevated height of the walking stick allows her to...
  16. Curly Koa & Ebony Cane

    This cane handle is made from a nice piece of Curly Koa and I wanted to mimic the traditional hound's head cane that were once very popular. I've seen some elegant ones carved from ivory and some real doggy dog head ones carved from whoknowswhat, so my challenge was to create a cane that looked...
  17. Custom Large Mens Cane #36: Lychee & Marblewood

    This cane was made for a fellow who is a wood scientist. A wood scientist is a very serious person when it comes to identifying wood. You do not want to loosely name a species of wood around a wood scientist. He needed a cane that was extremely sturdy and has a large handle. I used Lychee...
  18. Fancy Tall & Large Cane #081: Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Padauk & Osage Orange

    This is an extra large handle and tall cane designed and fabricated by my husband, Michael. He used a nice piece of Cocobolo for the Harrison style handle and turned a piece of Purpleheart to fit into the handle creating a visible tenon for ultimate strength. The additional pieces of Padauk...
  19. Fancy Wood Canes

    Here is an assortment of three canes made of Black Walnut, Figured Cherry, Claro Black Walnut and Macawood. The handles are designed for a comfortable fit and the shaft is a thicker and sturdier one than found on most store bought canes. These are made to last a life time or two and to give...
  20. Custom Fancy Cane #055: Claro Black Walnut Feather Crotch w/ Ebony Accents

    This is a custom cane made for a gentleman's 50th birthday present commissioned by his wife. The handle is made from extra fancy feathered Claro Black Walnut and the shaft is cut from a center crotch piece of Claro Black Walnut that also has some feathering in the grain. This is one of my most...
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