I hope i never need this

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Project by bilsborough posted 06-13-2008 11:10 PM 2882 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think canes have an interesting shape and the joinery seemed a new challenge so i made one. The granadillo handle is held on with a round wedged tenon. The maple mates the cherry with a scarf joint and a granadillo key and dowel. would do several things different if i were doing it again, but i don’t really need to do it again. It was fun though.

-- What do you learn from being right?

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#1 posted 06-13-2008 11:27 PM

Hey, I need one of those but mine is just an old cedar stick all bent and twisted. You made a very handsome gentleman’s cane. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-14-2008 01:14 AM

Beautiful cane. There certainly are worse things in life than needing a cane.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 06-14-2008 02:44 AM

nice looking cane.
I really like the look of the grain on the top edge of the handle.

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 06-14-2008 03:59 AM

good looking project … well done

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Doug S.

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 04:18 AM

I’ve had 2 discs removed and each time there was enough temporary nerve damage down my leg that I needed a cane to walk after surgery for a couple months. If I’d had a cane that looked that sweet I’d probably still be using it – just cuz it’s so darn cool I’d hate to stick it in the closet:-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#6 posted 06-14-2008 04:19 AM

Beautiful cane, good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 06-14-2008 06:36 AM

When I first saw the title or your post, my first thought was a First aid kit.

Very nice cane!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 06-14-2008 08:05 AM

very cool …...I would like to try one someday

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#9 posted 06-14-2008 02:59 PM

Nice … here’s to hopin’ you never “need” to use it!


-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#10 posted 06-15-2008 06:04 PM

Looks beautiful. But if not for you, then who is it for?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 06-15-2008 08:50 PM

That’s wonderful. I’d be proud to hobble along with that. The workmanship and the beautiful woods are striking. Nice box background too!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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