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Project by Tom Pritchard posted 11-19-2012 03:31 AM 932 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker of mine works on a concrete floor all day long. Most people know that standing on concrete is rough on the legs and knees. So my friend Don has had to start using a cane. Over the last several years we have been talking about wood working and carving. One day we talked about coming up with an idea of creating a unique cane. Don likes to play around with the local gambling boats, so we thought it might be cool to have a cane with large dice showing the number 7 on all four sides so this is what we came up with. The main portion of cane is oak. The dice are oak with walnut dowel rods. the handle is made of walnut with a mahogany ring under the handle. Relieve carving of dice in side of handle goes with the gambling theme, but also helps give a little bit gripping surface. I was not as pleased with the relief carving as I thought I would be, it still seems to give a unique feature to this project.
I might add that inside the cane is a 3/8” dia. steel rod for adding support. All pieces have been glued together with apoxy.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 04:03 AM

Beautiful cane Tom! I wouldn’t bet against anyone who carries that cane. It’s a real beauty.

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 04:04 AM

A really unique cane .good job.

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 04:52 AM

Makes me want a cane even though I don’t need one.

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 04:53 AM

You know I can see him dressed to the nines with a hat and that cane at the craps table now!!
Very cool.

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 12:00 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. At one time Don and I talked about making it so the dice would spin. Could be another unique idea?

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 04:05 PM

I dig the idea. Especially with the dice …

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 04:50 PM

Now that is awesome,,, great work…..

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

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