|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-15-2016 01:01 AM||1085 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
This is a closed loop handle cane I wanted to try to make and I also incorporated the Celtic knot after LJ Lew showed me all the cuts This was not intended to be a finished cane but once I got started I had to finish it. Now that it is done, I think the handle needs to be wider and higher for a fuller grip and also I need to count!!!!!!! I was in such a hurry to get this thing on the lathe that I did put in all four inserts, but there are only 3 that show.
I found my mistake on the next one I cut today. I did it again!!!!!!!!! but caught it and made another insert. For some reason, I cut out an insert that I had just put in and did not notice because all the walnut pieces were inserted. Good thing the sled hit the same cut each time!!Notice the void in the 5th and 6th shots- one peak missing at the top and one at the bottom. I don’t think the average buyer would notice, but Lew would!!
It is 36 ” long and 1” diameter shaft and made from poplar and walnut . It was first coated with Danish oil and then lacquered.
Here are some process shots:
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