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Project by DanoP posted 03-22-2012 06:52 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found myself in need of a cane… The shaft is mahogany worked by hand, no lathe. The handle is Jatoba for strength sandwiched between curly maple for looks. The finish is simple wipe on poly. I shaped the handle to fit my hand and am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Here’s to never having to make another one!

Comments and critiques are always welcome.

Dan

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.





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Vince

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 08:12 PM

Nice work, i like the handle, very sleek

-- Vince

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UncleStumpy

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 08:21 PM

I like the choice of woods and the shape of the handle. Isn’t it great to have a need and be able to say, don’t worry about it – I’ll just make one?! Great job.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 03-22-2012 11:39 PM

Yes, great design, beautiful wood, that’s custom fit…...........very nice…..............

You didn’t like making that? I love the idea people can carry and use and enjoy daily a beautiful wood creation…........

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

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knottysticks

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 12:01 AM

Smart looking cane and strong too – nice job.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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DanoP

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 12:07 AM

Mtnwild,
No, not at all, I loved making it. Just like any project with nice wood. The never having to make another one comment refers to not needing a cane again. It was a fun little project.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 11:30 AM

Beautiful work.

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 06:18 PM

Beautiful cane and an inspiration to me. I am in need of a cane too for the days my knees aren’t too good. The long part looks to have an oval shape. Is that correct? Perhaps classier than round.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DanoP

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 06:43 PM

Mike,

Yes, the top of the shaft is some what oval “tapering” off to round at the bottom. It was a lot of fun to make and (in my opinion) looks a whole lot nicer than the made in China stuff you get at the pharmacy. Plus, you get the pride of being able to say “yep, I made it my self” and can cut an form the handle till it fits YOUR hand.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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stefang

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#9 posted 03-23-2012 07:24 PM

Thanks for the reply Dan. The shape sounds good. I recently got a cane my wife’s father had. He passed away in 1955, so it has been around for a long time at my MIL’s house. It has a round shaft, but the handle is a lot like yours, except without the nice details and beautiful wood. This cane is not in the best of shape and not worth restoring, but the handle fits my hand very comfortably. I have a lathe, but I think I will follow your lead and shape it like you described. Thanks for posting this inspirational piece, that is, one worth copying.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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