This is with a little shaping done with a beat up old rasp, files, and spokeshave. I am hoping the wedges help take care of that gap around the tenon.
Eddy, I get what you are saying. One thing, I started with a handle width of 1 1/2 inches. I could not get the sweeping curves and hook that Mr. Seller does.
I am still happy with it so far. I wanted to get started with what I had. The next one, I will make sure to start with the larger stock for the handle.
I buy my wood at http://www.hardwoodlumberandmillwork.com/hlm3335_002.htm here in my home town, Lakeland, Fl. He has a scrap pile of cut offs from his millwork. They are normally 10 to 12 feet and different widths/thickness (less than 2 inches). They are 50 cents each, so I randomly grab the ones I like. This cane is made from one of the cut offs I have here.
If any of the wood experts can tell from my photos, please let me know?
It’s interesting… I thought that it might be oak but had no basis for thinking it. Now that you point it out I guess it’s the marked light-dark contrast in the grain that makes it recognizable and the light brown color.