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Project by Greg Salata posted 12-21-2009 06:37 AM 2221 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this walking stick for my father for Christmas.

It is made from white oak and walnut.

Most of the work was done with handtools.
Mostly done with planes, rasps and spokeshaves.

The two pieces are joined with a dowel screw and epoxy.

The finish is BLO and shellac.

thanks for looking,

Greg





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#1 posted 12-21-2009 07:42 AM

thats a cool cane…well made and with fun…hand tools…..good job and im sure your dad will use it with pride..i love gifts of wood…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 08:26 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 12:06 PM

Did you use the BLO then the Shellac or did you mix the two together and then applied the finish?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 12:30 PM

very nice ,,, the handle has a cool shape

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 02:25 PM

Great stick!
It has a nive Welsh look about it.

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 04:03 PM

Excellent joint at handle and shaft. Did you finish the end with a ferrule?

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 04:12 PM

Vince,

The finish was two coats of BLO, followed by shellac after the BLO had dried.

Thanks,
Greg

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Greg Salata

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 04:15 PM

Craig,

My original intent was to use a ferrule.
When my order arrived, I somehow ordered the small version which would have been inappropriate for this stick.

So for now, it just has a rubber tip on it.
I will probably add the ferrule when I place another order.

Thanks,

Greg

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dustygirl

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#9 posted 12-21-2009 07:32 PM

Very nice job on that walking stick.He should love it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 10:16 PM

That’s sweet! Beautiful wood, beautifully shaped. Nice one…............

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

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#11 posted 12-22-2009 03:42 AM

Super cane and nice photo lay out.

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#12 posted 12-22-2009 04:07 AM

Really cool. Thanks for showing the photos on how you got there. Very informative.

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#13 posted 12-24-2009 06:49 PM

A very nice cane with a unique handle. Nice pictures to display how you have used hand tools. Was the shaft also made round by hand tools or on a lathe?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Greg Salata

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#14 posted 12-24-2009 08:08 PM

Thanks Sharad,
The shaft was all done with hand tools as well.

It started off as 1 1/4” square stock.

It was rather funny…..........
After my first night of work on the project, I told my wife that for all of my work I had created a dowell….....................

Greg

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sharad

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#15 posted 12-25-2009 06:48 PM

Greg, it is incredible that you have made the shaft by hand tools. It shows your skill and patience. I always encourage people to use hand tools if they want to show their worth. How you have made the joint of the handle and shaft so perfect only by hand tools? This is where I fail and want your advice.
I was also thrilled when I first made a square piece of wood round. But it was not as perfect as yours. I adore you Greg.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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