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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2017 06:46 PM 1141 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cane made out of a grape vine. I just finished the top and turned the bottom to hold the rubber foot.
I was going to fill all the hundreds of holes but I thought they might give it more character and uniqueness, so it is just sanded and clear lacquered. It is 34” high and a little springy but very strong. I put full weight on it and it flexes a bit and holds.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 11-12-2017 06:53 PM

I like it,Jim
But I know you do not need it my young friend
Nice greetings,Marijan

-- bambi

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#2 posted 11-12-2017 07:13 PM

Truly a unique cane, was that stock from a Michigan grape vine?

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-12-2017 09:57 PM

I didn’t think grape vines got to be so strong!

Another Miracle!

Great cane!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 10:23 PM

Thanks Bambi, Bubba and Joe!!

Hi Bruce, I did the the grape vine somewhere here in Michigan. I was surprised at how strong it is.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 10:52 PM

looks good

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 11:02 PM

That’s really cool!

I never realize that grapevine was that sturdy.

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

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#7 posted 11-12-2017 11:21 PM

Like Joe I didn’t think grape vines were sturdy enough for canes. I might have to plant some. Great job, now you’ll be looking for canes in every branch you see. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 11-13-2017 12:26 AM

Neat.

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

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#9 posted 11-13-2017 01:04 AM

I would have never guess that it was made a grape vine. Or maybe you’r you a Magician? Just kidding!
Nice work Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-13-2017 01:43 AM

Thanks, Marshall, Lew, John, Tony and Tony!!

I’m just trying to get all the projects done before we leave for Arizona. This one was hanging in the shop for 2 years.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-13-2017 02:31 AM

Cool cane!

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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#12 posted 11-13-2017 03:51 AM

I was wondering if you heard it through the grapevine that this is sturdy wood.
Sweet cane Jim.

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

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#13 posted 11-13-2017 07:31 AM

Sometimes you must leave a credit to Mother nature too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 11-13-2017 11:16 AM

Jim..,..That is certainly different!!!!!

Looks good.

Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 11-13-2017 02:00 PM

Thanks Rodney, Dave, Ivan and Cliff!

Hi Dave, now wouldn’t that be a hoot to have some old codger in a video singing I heard it through the grapevine while limping along with this cane???

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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