Question re: turning canes/walking sticks on lathe

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Forum topic by reggiek posted 12-04-2009 03:49 AM 7675 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2009 03:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question canes lathe turning cane kits walking sticks climbing sticks

I came accross a box of cane/stick kits at a yard sale the other day….couldn’t resist the price even though I had never considered turning them before. The kits have a threaded segment and a thread on head attachment….which would require the use of a carved or turned head. Has anyone had much luck doing this? I can visualize the process and have seen it done…but would rather hear of any difficulties prior to wasting good woods?

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 03:51 AM

Ask Meilie (MMH) she is the resident cane expert


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#2 posted 12-04-2009 04:08 AM

I thought of her but wasn’t sure if she turns or carves her sticks (Plus, her’s are way ahead of what I was considering possible for my attempts) I figured I’d see if anyone had specifically turned them…..Thanks for the thought though…

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 05:20 AM

Hi Reggiek, I don’t usually turn my shafts but I do have a lathe and lots of different hardware, so I may be able to help you out. If you can send me a photo of the hardware you have I’ll try to decipher things for you.

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 05:36 AM

Thanks for the response Meilie….Ill get you a pic when I get home this weekend….have to sort this stuff out – from my last yard sale splurge (you sometimes get some great treasures) I don’t usuall stop at many but this one had a goldmine of wood and turning items…..The stuff belonged to a older turner who was selling his stuff due to health problems…I was sad for him but happy to pick up some nice stuff at a reasonable price.

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