steps to make high quality wooden canes

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Forum topic by thatlabguy posted 02-23-2011 09:10 PM 2734 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2011 09:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question steps needed to make high quality wooden canes that do not have natural handles

Can someone let me know the basic steps needed to make good canes. I have a lot of Juniper walking sticks but, need to make good handles for them and I don’t know the steps needed to turn them into high quality canes. These pieces do not have natural handles so I need to know what steps are needed to turn a nice piece of wood into a high quality cane.


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#1 posted 02-24-2011 07:14 PM

Rail makers use a tool (heck if I know what it’s called) that will cut a round, post-like tenon out of the end of a stick so said stick could then slip tightly into a hole drilled into the top/bottoms of a log to make natural edged railways. There are 2 sizes I know of, 1 for smaller round tenons, or “stubs”, around an inch or so, the other for stubs up to around 3”; the cut is adjustable so you can get it just right. You could use one of those on the juniper and make a fancy handle with a receiving hole that should work.

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 07:32 PM

thanks for the info. I also found a really good tutorial on a website called “Instructables” from a cane maker who is alos a member of lumberjocks plus I received an email from another lumberjock that makes high end canes with lots of reference books I can learn from.
Now, all I have to do is get the proper tools, or find someone I know who does and go to work!


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