Vulture Carving

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Project by Ron Smith posted 04-27-2017 09:59 PM 671 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found out last Thursday that I needed to have my knee worked on, torn meniscus, and would need either a crutch or a cane post surgery. So, at 6’8” I have a little trouble running out to Walgreens and getting something in my size. 2 days later…

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#1 posted 04-28-2017 04:11 PM

Pretty badass cane Ron!

I been wanting to make a cane too.

How do you join the handle to the cane? I was thinking just drill a 1/2” hole in both the handle and the cane ~ 1.5” deep, then glue up ~3” x 1/2” OD dowel.

Am I close?

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 04:17 PM

Nice work, Ron. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 04-28-2017 06:49 PM

Well done on the vulture!

Charles: A lot of cane makers use a piece of 1/2 inch all thread instead of a dowel. Epoxied in, it gives added strength, particularly for a heavier person.



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Ron Smith

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 07:27 PM

Thanks! In my case, I created a 3/4 inch tenon 2” long at the top of the shaft. I used epoxy to join that into a mating hole in the head.

At 330 lbs, I can tell you that there is zero flex at this point. After surgery, this thing took my entire weight and just smiled :-)

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#5 posted 04-29-2017 12:20 AM

I’ve wanted to make a cane as well. I don’t need one but I would love to make one. Excellent carving

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#6 posted 05-01-2017 02:02 AM

Love it!

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#7 posted 05-01-2017 11:56 AM

Wow! To cool and realistic expresssion.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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