I have a cane in mind for a winter project. Today I got my blank ready. It’s a continuation of this blog, But I can’t figure out how to make it a series. I should be used to things like that by now.
Going back to that same piece, I cut it up on sawhorses with a handheld saw. My plan was to get at least 2 good cane blanks and whatever else I could get, and to keep each piece as large and clear as possible. There is a lot of defects in this piece, it is the worst of the bunch.
I was able to get 3, plus some good sized spindle blanks, a few spoon blanks, and some to be determined. The biggest cane blank is 2 and 1/2” x 53”.
It took 4 hours going nonstop. I didn’t use the plainer, but I did joint 2 sides, and squared it up on the table saw. It’s all downstairs with anchorseal on the end grain. Later I’ll write the date and weight on each piece. I like keeping track. I’ve got wood that’s gaining weight, sitting on a rack in the basement. I know I gain just sitting around, why not walnut?
I got all I could get out of it. What I did get is pretty good looking stuff.
It’s time for a shower and a nap.
-- what a long, strange trip it's been...