|Project by RichGreer2r||posted 03-08-2016 04:09 PM||676 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
You will note that my first 2 postings are canes. I can/will do other things.
Since I need a cane to walk, I’m very “cane aware”.
I enjoyed my last cane very much and started to think of another. In my inventory of exotic woods I discovered that I had the material for an black and white ebony shaft and a pink ivory handle. Why not? I have an ebony and ivory cane. I feel like singing.
I turned the shaft on the lathe and I did not have a steady rest. That was hard. At 3/4” to 7/8” I had some flex to deal with. I gave up on my spindle gouge early and used my “60 grit scraper” to finish the shaping. FYI – I have purchased a steady rest for the next cane.
The handle is a fritz style, but mine is longer than typical for my larger than normal hand.
I’m very happy with this result. I’m considering making more canes to sell on ETSY. Does anyone have experience with them and/or advice regarding them?
The pictures are not great. The shaft looks like it is solid black. A better picture would show the black and brown pattern in the shaft. I will definitely need better pictures for ETSY.
5 coats of polyurethane finished the job.
Thanks for looking.
-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA