|Project by PASs||posted 08-18-2012 06:10 AM||794 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
A friend and mentor, and fellow retired Naval Officer, came into town to visit his family and celebrate his 86th birthday.
I decided at the last minute to make a cane for him.
I put the square cane blank on the lathe at 2:32 p.m. and pulled the turned handle off at 5:15.
I lost some time because the first piece I started turning for the handle had a defect that made the end diameter too small to put on the cane.
The bulge in the middle is a knot that I worked around for visual effect.
I made the last 6 inches the same diameter so we could cut it to fit.
The top is turned to a 1 inch diameter, and I turn the handle so I can drill a 1 inch hole in it and epoxy it to the top of the cane.
The wood is more of the Indian Dontknow.
Finish is poly that I put on with a rag and then immediately buffed on the lathe until it heated up and dried.
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."