When I acquired a largish pile of black walnut I was interested in a project that would give me a finished product in a relatively short time.
So there, under a pile of things I was too lazy to put away, is my Legacy mill.
The lights went on.
I glued up a turning stock and went to work.
The first thing is to affix the connector.
Then it goes into the Legacy headstock.
Notice the pen marks. If I need to take the work out for anything it can go back in exactly where it was.
The other end is supported by a dead center just like a lathe.
The first step is to round the blank.
The first rope cuts.
A little sanding and the ridges start to disappear.
I did a lot more work and decided, in addition, to taper the work. Finally, it started to look like the vision in my head.
As long as I’m showing you how I made this cane, I might as well show you how I support a cane that has fresh finish on it.
Except for some fine sanding and a coat of hard wax, that will do it for this piece.
Thanks for watching!
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