|Project by RichGreer2r||posted 02-29-2016 02:01 AM||689 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I have no idea why the first 3 pictures are upside down.
Some LumberJocks may remember me. I used to be quite active before I had a bad stroke in 4/2014. I no longer have access to my old account, so I have started a new account.
This is one of my first projects since my stroke. I really need a cane and I made this one exactly how I like it.
This is a derby style cane handle but I made the handle larger than a typical derby. It fits my big hand better. The 4th picture illustrates the difference with my handle and a typical derby handle. Note – that typical cane is my burbinga cane that I did not make.
I shaped the shaft with a router. At the top the shaft is a 1 inch square with a 3/8 round over on all 4 corners. The shaft tapers down to a circle with a 3/4 inch diameter.
This is Osage Orange, a little known and little appreciated wood. It is very hard (Janka index of 2300) and very strong.
Finish is Minwax hand rubbed polyurethane.
It is great to be back in the shop.
-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA