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Project by TheTurtleCarpenter posted 10-27-2017 05:36 PM 1999 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Good friend of mine needs a Sunday cane, He has had a rough several years from complications of agent orange. I noticed his aluminum cane under the church pew and figured I would try to make a cane for him.

The woods are cherry, walnut and some scraps of ebony. I decided the cherry was a little to light in color so I fumed it with ammonia for 12 hours. I think I could of left it longer to darken it more but lesson learned. For the final shaping and sanding I had a time as it would flex and shift in the vise and I couldn’t get the angles needed to make it comfortable to work. I eventually cut some blocks to match up with the ends so I could clamp it in a scrapped together cradle as to rotate it for shaping.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 10-27-2017 06:31 PM

Very nicely done. I often make block jigs to hold wooden pieces in my machinist vise. (the only one I have)

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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leafherder

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#2 posted 10-27-2017 10:01 PM

Wow! Fancy! Great job, and now that you’ve made one cane you might not be able to stop.
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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CFrye

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#3 posted 10-27-2017 10:55 PM

Beautiful cane, Turtle! I imagine your friend will use it all the time, not just on Sundays. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#4 posted 10-27-2017 11:08 PM

“Ralbuck”. Thanks, you rig & jig with what you have !

“leafherder”. Thanks, Maybe a couple more, I love hand tools and using my hands

“Candy”. Thanks, Good friends are worth the effort.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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summerfi

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#5 posted 10-27-2017 11:14 PM

Beautiful job Turtle. Your friend can show that one off with pride.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#6 posted 10-28-2017 01:07 AM

Thanks Cash !


Beautiful job Turtle. Your friend can show that one off with pride.

- summerfi


-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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Woodknack

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#7 posted 10-28-2017 04:10 AM

That is a very fine cane.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 10-28-2017 11:36 AM

Excellent work, and for a good reason.

-- Petey

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 10-28-2017 01:06 PM

This is a beautiful cane and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Timmy2Hands

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#10 posted 10-28-2017 01:24 PM

That’s terrific, both in the workmanship and the reason for doing it.

-- Tim

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Upgrayedd

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#11 posted 10-30-2017 02:47 PM

This is the most bad ass cane I’ve seen on LJ’s. You win.

Can you share more, like alot more on construction of this?

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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JKMDETAIL

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#12 posted 10-30-2017 05:44 PM



This is the most bad ass cane I ve seen on LJ s. You win.

Can you share more, like alot more on construction of this?

- Upgrayedd

Was wondering about the joinery myself. Would love to me dad something.

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#13 posted 10-31-2017 12:05 AM

Thanks for the comments Guys, as for the joinery it is doweled at all joints with dowels sized for the joint size. I would recommend leaving the top and bottom tenons long to use in holding and rotating it while you do the shaping..

I took the cane over to Mac today and snapped his picture while there.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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