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Walking Stick for a Friend

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 05-14-2016 01:37 PM 659 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this walking stick for a friend who was in dire need of some assistance. It’s made of white oak and measures 31 inches long. I had to make it in two parts because at that length it would vibrate too much. It went together well and this is the result. Thanks for looking.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!





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Hunter2301

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 03:26 PM

Cool stick..ugly logo on floor…lol O-H-I-O

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Hunter2301

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 03:27 PM

Just kidding..

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artsyfartsy

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 04:11 PM

Hi Hunter, Thanks for the kudos on the stick. My wife graduated from Michigan. The rug wore out and I’m using it to STAND on. LOL I’m with MSU.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 12:35 AM

Nice work Don. Your rediscovery of the lathe is really taking hold ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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jonmakesthings

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 07:07 PM

Can you explain what you mean, that you had to make it in 2 parts? I’d like to understand a little better how you made it.

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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artsyfartsy

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#6 posted 05-16-2016 01:10 PM

Hello Jon, You are asking how I made it in two parts. That’s kind of a compliment if you think about it. Anyway, if you look about a foot from the bottom you’ll see a line. That’s where I cut the cane in two. The cane is an inch in diameter, likewise I turned a nub on one of the halves to 1/2”. The other half, I drilled a 1/2” hole to receive the “nub”, sort of like a mortise and tenon. Then I turned each 16 inch piece to my specs, then glued them together. I put a small angle on each piece so that when I put them together, It doesn’t look like a splice but rather a decoration to hide the splice.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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jonmakesthings

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#7 posted 05-16-2016 04:42 PM

Ahh I see, so it wouldnt vibrate while you turned it. Very cool, thanks for the explanation. It looks good, I couldn’t tell it was two parts.

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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