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Project by Luke posted 299 days ago 1851 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother broke his foot a while back and finally is able to walk again. But he wanted a cane because he is still unstable and it’s hard to get around quickly. We turned this cane in three pieces with tenons turned on one end and mortises drilled into the other. To hide the joints we turned small rounds at them because it was difficult and time consuming to make them the exact same diameter. We epoxied the joints together for a strong tight fit. The middle rod is ziricote and the top and bottom are wenge, just because that’s what we had laying around. He finished it with tung oil and lacquered the top so it doesn’t stink up your hand during use.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 299 days ago

Unusual and cool—lends a whole new meaning of the cane as a weapon of self defense.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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TRYPHON974

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#2 posted 299 days ago

I like it and keep it in mind for the day I’ll need one :)

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 299 days ago

Wicked looking cane. That’s the cane I want when the time comes for needing one. It will serve its purpose and more.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 298 days ago

Good work, make sure he does not go out with his new found mobility and get hammered !!

-- Regards Robert

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Marty Smoley

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#5 posted 298 days ago

That is an awesome idea. Love it.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#6 posted 298 days ago

This is really clever! Nice work! I need to make one for myself!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 298 days ago

Unique and cool great idea.

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leafherder

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#8 posted 298 days ago

I have seen saw-handle canes, but never a hammer-head cane. Great idea and perfect for any tool-junkie.

-- Leafherder

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 298 days ago

This is really cool. I love a multi purpose canes, with crime deterent!

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KodaBear

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#10 posted 298 days ago

perfect

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 298 days ago

It’s a nice gift for your brother. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 297 days ago

I want one but I’d probably just get in trouble with it.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Philip

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#13 posted 291 days ago

What a great idea! Love it…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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