Hammer Head Cane

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Project by bubinga posted 05-20-2011 08:22 AM 4176 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The staff was made on a, Legacy Ornamental Mill ,It is red oak, 1 1/4 dia, to start with
Handle is walnut, was cut out on the band saw
This plan came with the machine, and was fun, all the other canes I have made were, sold or given as gifts, and I don’t have pics.
This actually came in handy a while back when I snapped my ACL and had to have knee surgery.

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 10:48 AM

Now this is cool! Very nice should get alot of positive comments.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 01:11 PM

Looks great. The shape of the head is very realistic.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 01:32 PM

That is cool! l’ve always wondered about buying a legacy mill when l retire but living in Ontario, Canada l’ve never seen them for sale around here . l’m a little afraid of buying one from the states because if l have a problem figuring out how to use it there is no one close to show me what l need to know. l’ve thought of buying a used one but never found one closed to home. lf you have any suggestions l’d greatly appreciate it.

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 02:27 PM

nice job, when i first saw this i thought you used a real hammer. Nicely done

-- RKWoods

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 02:48 PM

Very nice project! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 03:32 PM thats cool…

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 03:35 PM

Same thing here, I thought you used a real hammer when I first saw the tiny picture. Looks good, and well made. I bet it can be handy for more that just a walking cane. It’s cool how you used two pieces of walnut to make the head. Did you “ruff cut the pieces first then assemble together to finish shaping it, or glue it together and shape it that way?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 03:37 PM

I didn’t have thick stock, it was glued up ,into one piece ,and cut. Some pieces ,were stuck back on,with double faced tape to facilitate cutting the rest

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 03:37 PM

At first I thought you had combined a Yankee screwdriver and had solved my problems of trying to hit those
pesky moving nails more than once or twice. Very nice looking cane, and Barnaby (our cat) seemed to like
it, after all these years, I still have not managed to understand cat language, but he did look at it for quite
a while, muttering merps before he left. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 05-20-2011 03:52 PM

So ,Barnaby,is into woodworking, and walking on the keyboard ???

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#11 posted 05-20-2011 06:45 PM

I’ve seen that hammer head cane design before and thought, what a great idea. You did a great job on yours. Love the twist. Nice job on that hammer head….....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 05-20-2011 10:48 PM

Really nice work man.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 05-20-2011 11:05 PM

Bubinga,I really like your cane. When I first saw it I thought you put a old hammer head on it.You do know that head style is old bings back memories of my Grandfathers hammer.Well done sir!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#14 posted 05-20-2011 11:57 PM

nice work E J
and what deadly weapon if the head was steel

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#15 posted 05-21-2011 12:05 AM

what a neat project, well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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