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Project by ralbuck posted 04-01-2017 12:54 AM 541 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being this is not a youngster club, i thought that I might do something to show; for some of us with 6 decades or more of sawdust clogging us down.

Made from a branch that was to neat to be firewood, ash, I think.

Cut the 45 then used gorilla glue and then put in a 3/8ths dowel into handle. I added a cross brace also using bamboo skewers for the dowels on it. The cane was just lightly sanded enough to take off any possible slivers.

I did a light torching and then 2 coats of water based clear finish brushed on. Deliberately left a little long, easy to shorten—hard to lengthen.

The tip was just purchased at Lowe’s.

I had wanted to bend it, but, could not seem to get it to stay. Might have been to impatient.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 04-01-2017 01:22 AM

Good propulsion stick Ralbuck

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 04-01-2017 01:48 AM

Interesting method for the handle. I like the nice straight shaft, much stronger that way.
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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leafherder

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#3 posted 04-01-2017 02:42 AM

Nice looking stick . Ash does make a very sturdy walking stick. That sounds like a very interesting method of creating the handle. Could you give us a close up of it?
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 04-01-2017 03:22 AM

Very cool walking stick. Why did you want to bend it?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 04-01-2017 03:48 AM

Nice Work, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 04-01-2017 12:05 PM

After we had the 20 logged I found a lot of good candidates for canes and sticks. Fun to make and carve them. My favorite is mountain lural.
Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 04-01-2017 12:31 PM

This can turned out beautifully and I love the handle.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 04-01-2017 12:51 PM

Great job on the walking stick, great to have when needed. Ready for those mountain trails now, come to B.C.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 04-01-2017 02:53 PM

unique walking cane

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#10 posted 04-01-2017 03:57 PM

Good work. It looks great.

-- Jay Mansdorf

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#11 posted 04-02-2017 01:19 AM

By old guy you are meaning the blokes over 80yrs young; well that’s the official line in the sand downunder….

Nice cane or do you call the sticks??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 04-02-2017 01:24 AM

Very nice walking stick Ralph….Looks good and is well constructed. Maybe it is a project all of us should consider as the years go by.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 04-02-2017 02:22 AM

As I am not old merely in my extended middle age. I did this for someone else. Seriously do NOT need it yet— hopefully get at least another decade and 1/2 before I do. Just because eI have 2 artificial hips is no reason to go to a cane, I still ride bike on nice days.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#14 posted 04-02-2017 07:08 AM



As I am not old merely in my extended middle age. I did this for someone else. Seriously do NOT need it yet— hopefully get at least another decade and 1/2 before I do. Just because eI have 2 artificial hips is no reason to go to a cane, I still ride bike on nice days.

- ralbuck

Well done Ralph… I only have one artificial hip and not allowed to ride a bike….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 02:08 PM

Nicely done, RJ! I, too, would like to see a close up of the handle and joinery.

-- God bless, Candy

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