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Cane #4

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Project by mtnwild posted 2016 days ago 1314 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been playing with canes lately. They don’t take much wood and as I and my friends are getting along the trail, thought would be a good thing to keep busy with. So far I’m behind schedule, LOL. They all keep finding homes with a wait list. This cane is built with a piece of walnut I had left over and some maple out of my firewood pile I saved a while back. It’s real comfy. My friend is just back from knee replacement surgery so finished just in time. Did not use a lath on this one, but I’m using it now on my newest canes. Really got tired of shaping the shafts. Been practicing on my lath, which I’ve had for a while but never got around to using. Well, I could not afford the tools to go with it. Broke down and got a inexpensive set . Kind of fun. Still a little tentative with it though. Got a lot to learn yet. Thanks for looking.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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WOODLAND

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#1 posted 2016 days ago

Very nice job.

-- JENNY

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#2 posted 2015 days ago

Very nice….what length do you make these?

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#3 posted 2015 days ago

I make them about 39”, that leaves room to cut it down to fit the user. So far 36” has been the average use size. I leave the bottom unfinished so I can cut later. I like the rubber feet you can get at the drug stores. They come in various sizes and really give a good grip on the floor. Very safe. Thanks.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 2014 days ago

I like the form on the collar shaft. It has a nice flow. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2014 days ago

Thanks for sharing your canes. My wife has been using one of the cheap store bought canes lately. She is just recovering from a broken leg. I think I will fire up my lathe and try making her a nice cane. How do you approach the top (handle)? Any advice will be appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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mmh

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#6 posted 1968 days ago

Nicely done. You managed to make the organic shape of the handle flow into the symetrical shape of the shaft. The lathe makes quick work, but I like to hand shape my shafts so that they are more asymetrical and organic in shape. It flows with the rest of my work. I’m just a non geometric sort of caner.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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