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Walking Stick Made From A Pallet.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 04-11-2015 10:29 PM 2288 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this walking stick as an experiment to see if a pallet could be used for something other than furniture. The construction was a straight forward laminate of thin lengths of wood. Cut out on a band saw and shaped. Getting a look that reflected the industrial nature of pallets and their rough look proved far more challenging. I didn’t want a fine finish, equally I didn’t want it to be crude. The wood had several flaws which I left visible and it stained in quite a patchy way. The top metal knob was made from a plumbing fitting and the bottom ferrel from two box spanners.

I have ended up with a good usable walking stick that will be good for keeping over excited dogs at a distance. I am not so sure if I like it or not.

-- RusticJohn





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-11-2015 10:33 PM

Nice stick, John!! I love recycling!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 10:53 PM

Looks good. No one would ever know unless you tell them

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#3 posted 04-11-2015 11:23 PM

Cool! Very nicely done!

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#4 posted 04-12-2015 03:51 AM

Interesting piece with a lot of character and history!

-- "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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#5 posted 04-12-2015 04:57 AM

Thank you Guys for the comments. Much appreciated.

-- RusticJohn

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#6 posted 04-13-2015 07:34 PM

I like it. Very interesting looking stick.

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