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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 1133 days ago 1355 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cane. It is red oak salvaged from a shipping pallet. The black specks are where the nails once were. Most of the holes go all the way through. No stain only seven coats of Minwax Wipeon Poly.

I made it on a makeshift lathe. This was a my first try at this process and I learned a lot. I will be making a more permanent version for my next cane. I was amazed at how simple it was and how well it worked.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.





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RichardMu

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#1 posted 1133 days ago

Great looking cane. I like the imperfections. Cool lathe setup.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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Roger

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#2 posted 1131 days ago

nice cane. nice make-shift lathe also. how did you attach the handle? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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missingdigitworkshop

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#3 posted 1131 days ago

Roger: The handle is attached with a 2 3/4×1/2 red oak fluted dowel. I used Titebond II glue. Be sure to test fit first. This one ended up with a tiny space but is not really noticable.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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Roger

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#4 posted 1130 days ago

thnx a bunch.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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RRGR

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#5 posted 976 days ago

Now this is cool hold the wood still and spin the tool.

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 976 days ago

Cool cane. Nice job.
I just finished one using a method similar to yours.
I used a bowl bit in the router. How did that spiral work for you?
My cane is tapered. I needed a specific diameter at both the top and, at the bottom.
Not being too swift in the math OR geometry department, it was a challenge to get the taper right at both ends and maintain the length I wanted.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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