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Project by Nomad81 posted 04-23-2014 08:32 PM 1442 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being fairly young and needing a cane I was forced to use the ugly one given to me at the VA. My wife got me a nicer one later, but for it’s still a cane and generally uncool. Looking for some stress relief and a better option I’ve muddled through with a few workable options. The stock has been wenge, canary wood, red oak. The canes have started out as 1” dowels that I have tapered with a nares rasp and sand paper. Gear shifters are affixed with threaded couplers as is one 4 wood that is not pictured. Since I have moved to a smaller diameter dowel drilled to accept about 6” of club shaft for more strength. I have lots of ideas but not much space!

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 09:20 PM

Great Looking Canes. I Like The B&M Shifter Cane.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 11:55 PM

Cool unique canes. I like the way you install different heads on them. I guess if you need to use one why not personalize it and have something that fits you. Great work.
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-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 01:20 AM

Thanks guys I was just messing around with some other golf club ones today and was thinking of using whipping to cover the intersection of the persimmon head and oak shaft.

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 10:21 AM

Great job. I know what you mean about the VA. They tend to spare every expense. I am looking for a good cane as well and will be making one in the future. You bring up great ideas.

CornerStone Flats

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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