One of the things that I got out of this past weekend’s Arabesque Caning workshop was an opportunity to learn a method of cane-reduction that I hadn’t employed before. My canes are normally 6-8 ounces and I can get away with a pressing/turning/stroking routine to reduce them. This weekend I reduced a cane more than twice that size and used a “slamming” method to do so. I was impressed with how well it worked, and now I don’t think I will shy away from larger canes so much.
This link takes you to a movie that shows Kathi Gose slamming a really big cane. What’s funny is that Kathi reads this blog, but I didn’t get the link from her – Robin Milne sent it to me (thanks, Robin! and hi, Kathi!)