|Project by ivan||posted 02-07-2012 07:05 PM||1178 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first ever cane. I want to thank “mmh” for her wonderful detailed instructions, she inspired me to try this project. Here is a link to her online tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Custom-Fancy-Walking-Cane/.
I made this for an older fishing buddy of mine. The handle is in the Darby style and made of Black Walnut with a Maple spacer. The shaft is of Mahogany. I cut the handle out with a bandsaw and then used a Foredom and carviing burr to shape it. I wanted to use a draw knife for the shaft but the grain would grab and dig in no matter what direction I cut. I’m just learning the draw knife and must be doing something wrong. So I ended up shaping the shaft on my belt sander. Not as Zen, but it got the job done.
Wish you all a healthy new year. Keep chipping away…
-- Ivan, Bay Area, California