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Project by papadan posted 06-09-2017 02:19 AM 728 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Old Fart prop, this time it is for me! The head is Redwood Burl and the shaft is Walnut. Don’t have my big lathe set up so I had to shape the shaft by hand, and another reason I like power tools. Had a 1 1/2” X 2” piece of old Walnut and “turned” the shaft with a hand plane, really resembles work. Rubber tip unscrews to reveal an ice spike, though I dought I’ll ever get to try it out! Looks better in person than the pics. Finish is Walnut oil.





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lew

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 05:12 AM

Nice looking cane!

I am not looking forward to the day I’ll need one, however.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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steliart

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 08:07 AM

Nice cane buddy :) !!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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pottz

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 01:46 PM

looks great papa,love that redwood burl,hopefully this isnt something youll need to lean on yourself.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 02:59 PM

Sure that isn’t a candy cane??? Nice piece of wood for the top. Make a special place up high on the wall to hang it, just as a reminder that you are never going to need it, right?

Have a good day…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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papadan

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 06:13 PM

That’s the point of this post…..I’m using it myself…....now! Can’t walk very far at all without something to lean on. My right knee, right hip and lower back are gone and surgery is not an option. ;-( Jim, the snow is gone…...where the Hell is that bench and other projects you were working on? Just because you’re retired, don’t mean you can slack off!

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pottz

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 07:26 PM

sorry to hear that,getting old is hell especially if your a woodworker having to stand bend and lift a lot.i feel it a little more each year myself,so i do as much as i can then drink a lot of wine-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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John

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 11:36 PM

Great looking cane, too bad the lathe wasn’t handy!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Cbraun

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#8 posted 06-10-2017 01:04 AM

Nice looking burl. Don’t feel bad I’m only 29 and I could use a cane some mornings. Masonry is killer, I need to get out while I am still alive.

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papadan

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#9 posted 06-10-2017 01:42 AM



Great looking cane, too bad the lathe wasn t handy!

- John


Yeah, the shaft leaves a little to be desired, but it works.

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 06-10-2017 06:04 AM

Gadzooks, Dan, then use that cane like it needs to be used. I was hoping you weren’t needing it yet. Age seems to tear us all down, eventually…

I am closing in, surrounding those projects, and pretty soon I will defeat them!!!

Been sidelined, making some tools to make the projects, but victory is close at hand…
Distracted, by my wifely chores at times, it is tough being a house husband.

Later…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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papadan

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#11 posted 06-10-2017 08:57 PM

Jim, post the tools you made to make the other things! “wifely chores” sounds like too much time in the kitchen. LMAO

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TheWoodYogi

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#12 posted 06-12-2017 09:46 PM

Looks great :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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