I just finished this one.
It's a handle that I made last winter and decided it wouldn't work out for a cane like I originally had in mind. It was a good reminder of why traditional shapes are traditional. Traditions become traditions because they work. They've stood the test of time.
My creativity on this one looked good on paper but resulted in a top that wasn't as comfortable to hold as a traditional market stick top would be.
I think it was Cobalt that suggested putting it on a longer shank like a traditional British stick instead.
Here's what I ended up with.
It's not quite a traditional stick. The shank is thicker at about 1 3/8" at the top more in keeping with American preferences for a heavier stick.
The woods are spalted western red maple for the top, holly for the spacer and more western red maple for the shank.
This one is a kind of experiment for me. I'm interested in any and all opinions on this stick including if you hate it.
Thanks for looking,