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Forum topic by Oldmanwheeler posted 01-17-2012 05:27 AM 1351 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Oldmanwheeler

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01-17-2012 05:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: walking cane cane eagle handle finish lathe carve

I make custom walking canes and I am looking for other cane makers to share ideas and help each other fine tune our techniques. I use a Jet 1014 VSI Mini-Lathe with an extension on it. Most of my canes have an Eagle Head cane handle on it because I make a lot of canes for Disabled Veterans. I use a combination of power carving tools, sanders, hand tools and wood burning to create my handles. I mostly use Penofin Marine Oil Wood Finish on the shaft and Waterlox Marine Finishes on the handles. I’ve only been doing woodworking for about nine months and canes for about six months so I’m open to learn from those with much more experience.

I’m always looking to refine my technique, new tools to make the process better, new products and just sharing ideas. If you are interested than let’s linkup as friends and begin sharing our passion.

-- Oldmanwheeler, Iowa, http://wheelchairwoodworker.net


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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#1 posted 01-17-2012 05:35 AM

The greatest cane maker I knew just passed away, he was one of a kind. I’m always available for ideas. PM me. I’m sure I can get you pictures of his work that may help you on your way.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Oldmanwheeler

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 10:53 AM

Thanks KTMM, when I run into something I can’t figure out I’ll PM you.

-- Oldmanwheeler, Iowa, http://wheelchairwoodworker.net

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 01:52 AM

Good looking cane! Going for good cause, helps to have inspiration for your craft. I try to use inspiration for most of my projects, other than money, that is. Whenever I try for the money, my work seems to suffer. Lots of value out there that does not involve the almighty dollar.
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otherguy

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 03:08 AM

That is great looking cane, keep up the good work.

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 04:19 AM

That’s one amazing cane.great job.

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