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Repeating Curve Walking Sticks

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Project by Kelly posted 05-13-2017 08:50 PM 626 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I try to do different projects to make sure I can justify my various tools. These are from 2×4’s of cedar, redwood and fir. I simply draw out the pattern, cut it out with a jig saw, run up and down each side with a router and a 3/4” round over bit to make what, essentially, is just a very bent 1-1/2” dowel.

I add a rubber stopper to the bottom by drilling a hole through it, pre-drilling the end of the stick, then attaching the stopper using a deck screw.





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 05-13-2017 09:47 PM

Very creative. I like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 10:22 PM

Neat idea.

Very well done too.

Crutch tips ( couple sizes at least) are available places like the box store; “lumber-stores”. They work well and have ridges on the bottom to prevent slipping.

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Kelly

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 10:40 PM

I use the solid rubber corks because I like the looks more than a crutch bottom. I tapper the bottom of the stick so it’s a straight transition from the stick to the cork top.

They are cheap and offer good grip, because, in addition to being rubber, the screw pulls the cork in with it, as I bury it about 3/8” inch deep into the stopper. This creates a dip.

Crutch tips ( couple sizes at least) are available places like the box store; “lumber-stores”. They work well and have ridges on the bottom to prevent slipping.

- ralbuck


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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 01:54 PM

These are very nice and creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 05-14-2017 08:22 PM

I have a few twisted 2X4’s laying around that might just work for this. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Kelly

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#6 posted 05-14-2017 09:01 PM

Just for reference, I’ve had a few people ask where I got such nicely curved wood. I might have exaggerated a little with stories of shaping small trees, spending entire days wander the woods looking for just the right branch or young tree, or whatever seemed I could get away with at the time.

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#7 posted 05-14-2017 10:42 PM



Just for reference, I ve had a few people ask where I got such nicely curved wood. I might have exaggerated a little with stories of shaping small trees, spending entire days wander the woods looking for just the right branch or young tree, or whatever seemed I could get away with at the time.

- Kelly


LMAO….....Yes Kelly, you are a woodworker!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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