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Shillelagh Walking Stick

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Project by Rafe Demers posted 01-08-2013 02:32 PM 912 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first walking stick I made for a customer. It is a Shillelagh style walking stick with a Spalted Maple knob top mounted on a Natural Hazel shank. The collar is made from some old steel that I recycled and the tip has been fitted with a brass and steel ferrule. It has been finished with walnut stain, black enamel and spray enamel clear coat.

-- Rafe Demers





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#1 posted 01-08-2013 03:21 PM

Nice work.
I use rubber chair leg caps on my canes, they don’t slip as much.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 11:27 PM

Great idea! I use a variety of different tips including rubber ones depending on the project. I agree the rubber tips avoid any slipping and I usually include 1 over the brass ferrules with any sticks I sell. The brass ferrules help to really finish them off. Thanks for looking and your comments!

-- Rafe Demers

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