The Fine Woodworking Shop

New York, United States · 195 Sales


The Fine Woodworking Shop

New York, United States 195 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Walking is man's best medicine ~ Hippocrates
Helping - Healing - Hiking - Exploring

Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

Walking is man's best medicine ~ Hippocrates
Helping - Healing - Hiking - Exploring

Shawn Gillis

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Shawn Gillis

The Bird's Eye
Walking Cane - Walnut, Burl, Padauk
Globe Walking Stick
Handmade Walking Stick - Myrtle Burl, Maple
Handmade Walking Cane - Cherry, Ebony, Shedua
Walking Stick - Quina, Bird's Eye Maple
Walking Cane - Quina, Sapele, Ebony
Walking Cane - Bird of Prey
Handmade Walking Stick - Make to Order
Walking Cane - Bird of Prey
Globe Walking Stick - Make to Order
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Steve Hildebrand

Steve Hildebrand on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful stick...awesome piece of art!

Steve Hildebrand

Steve Hildebrand on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great looking stick from a GREAT carver. Thanks so much, Shawn...you did an awesome job!


kokeefe2 on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second cane I purchased from Handmade Walking Cane and it is perfect. I was in a hurry to get it because I can't walk without one and the seller arranged express shipping that arrived the very next day. Very grateful for the craftsmanship and service. Thanks!

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Working with Wood

I love working with my hands. Ever since I was a young boy I've enjoyed the process of designing and building things with wood. I remember hammering crooked nails into scrap boards while my dad worked on the kitchen cabinets and feeling so accomplished, like I was a true craftsman.

I've since moved up from the scrap pile and am currently a Cabinet Maker at L. & J.G. Stickley in Fayetteville, NY. I handcraft pieces of furniture that are fresh from designers. These pieces are taken to furniture shows and then, if they show well, put into mass production for the Stickley line. I also do custom orders when requested by clients. It’s a dream come true to be able to do this work!

Outside the shop I’m a proud new father to my son, Theodore, and the lucky husband to a wonderful woman, Kendra, whom I love dearly. I also enjoy photography and drawing (when inspiration strikes) and hiking, floor hockey and cross-country skiing (when I find the time).

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  • Shawn Gillis

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Husband. Father. Woodworker. Artist. Entrepreneur. Outdoors-man. Believer. "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2016
Though I am a woodworker, I am also a strong advocate of sustainable forests and oppose deforestation. God's creation is wonderful and I try to do my part to be a good steward in this home we share.

Although I use some of the world's rarest, endangered woods, deforestation does not occur because there is a high demand for lumber, but rather demand for land to cultivate crops. Demand for exotic woods adds value to rainforests and promotes sustainability and controlled tree harvesting. When the rainforest becomes more valuable as a forest, it will not be clear cut for crops.

It seems to be backwards logic, but when people like me demand exotic woods, it helps to prevent destructive deforestation and promotes sustainable harvesting and rainforest preservation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
My payment policy is to be as flexible as possible.

For example, If you have trouble using the online payment process, It is fine to take a few days and figure it out. Or if you buy something from my shop and realize you cannot pay for it until the end of the week, that is fine by me.

I sell canes and walking sticks because I love making them! and if I didn't sell them... I would have way too many of them!
I typically use the United States Postal Service priority mail, or first class parcel shipping options. These shipping methods are safe, secure, and also inexpensive.

If you have specific shipping requirements you will need to communicate them with me.

I do not ship anything until I receive full payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
I don't want you to be skeptical about buying one of my canes because you're uncertain it's going to be comfortable for you. That is why I have a return policy on all of my canes and walking sticks. Canes and walking sticks are a highly personal item. Sometimes a cane is a perfect fit for one's hand and stature; other times, it just doesn't feel right after you try it out.

Within 7 days of receiving your new cane, you can return it to me for a full refund.

Here's how it works:

1. A refund is not allowed if you return a broken or damaged cane. However,
I EXPECT you to walk with it to try it out, otherwise how would you know it is comfortable? Therefore, I am flexible.

2. You will be refunded the purchase price of the piece after I receive the return.

3. If the cane isn't a comfortable fit for you and you need to return it, you will need to pay return shipping. Keep the box it came in if you're not sure it is a good fit, it will save you the trouble of getting a new box.

4. Refund and return policy is only valid for 7 days after receiving it.

5. Shop with confidence that all my handmade products are new, unused, and comfortable. If a cane is returned to me, I will not re-sell it.

6. Please be open and communicate with me. I am doing this to make sure you're happy with your new cane or walking stick! I don't want you to walk around with something that isn't perfect for you.

My Refund Policy is for walking sticks and canes only, please contact me for questions concerning other products I might sell.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my canes and walking sticks are fully functional. I test them myself to make sure they are sturdy and comfortable. Shop with complete confidence at "Walking with Wood"