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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-21-2018 01:57 AM 1167 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished these three canes that I laid up last year. They have closed loop walnut handles and the staffs are 1 1/8” diameter and made from maple with a walnut Celtic knot inlaid in them. There are 3 lengths – 34 1/2”, 35” and 35 1/2”.
They are finished with Danish oil and clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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leafherder

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#1 posted 05-21-2018 02:06 AM

Great job, those walnut handles have some beautiful grain patterns. Can’t tell from the picture, but what types of tips did you use?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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lew

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#2 posted 05-21-2018 02:07 AM

Those are beauties, Jim!

The knots came out wonderfully!!

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#3 posted 05-21-2018 02:10 AM

Glad you brought these to the meeting . They are well . done Jim

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 05-21-2018 02:17 AM

Jim, these are fantastic. Love the loop handle. I bet that is a good feel in your hand. They look more like a show piece than a actual user. When the day comes and I need a cane I’m going to have you make me one. LOL.
Absolutely, well done.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 05-21-2018 02:47 AM

I would need the 35 1/2 one …..they are some very beautiful canes …..I love the knots in them … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 05-21-2018 03:05 AM

Wow, if I needed a cane I would be begging for one of those!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 05-21-2018 03:05 AM

Beautiful – the celtic knots are just the cats meow (that’s a good thing Jim )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 05-21-2018 03:09 AM

I have to add. Very PRETTY!

Walnut and maple always seem to look terrific together too.

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

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 05-21-2018 03:55 AM

They are very nice Jim, might need one later on. What is the angle of the knots?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 05-21-2018 05:42 AM

So beautiful handle as well as turned knot.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-21-2018 06:18 AM

Very nicely done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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ANATOLII MATIASHCHUK

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#12 posted 05-21-2018 10:55 AM

Jim, it’s very well done, especially I liked the drawing on the canes.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuV0Qghalv8QkgY8XJPkSg

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ZAGREB

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#13 posted 05-21-2018 11:04 AM

very nice and unusual cane,Jim
do not show it to your wife if you do not run fast enough
Have a nice day
Bambi

-- bambi

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-21-2018 12:18 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. One of these I’m saving for me, but I hope I don’t need it!
A special thanks to Lew!!!!!! without his golden nugget of information I would never have made a Celtic knot. The trick is to cut the slots, but don’t cut them all the way through to separate the board. Leave about 1/16” to keep the alignment of the cut pieces so you can glue in the insert and have it all stay in place.

Hi Leafherder. These are rubber tips I buy at the flea market that go over a 3/4” stud.

Hi Bob. I don’t know the angle I used. I just drew a line n the 2” square piece and fit the taper jig to cut it. it is pretty slim though.

Hi Bambi. we can each have one an have a duel!!

cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 05-21-2018 12:38 PM

Thanks Jim, will give it a try.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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