Rustic cane with maple handle

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Project by rodneywt1180b posted 06-24-2017 02:20 AM 990 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like making things from wood that other people ignore. The handle on this one started as a stick laying beside the road. It’s western red maple and it had a couple sharp 90* bends in it so I stopped and grabbed it. I like the broken stub of a branch on it so I left it alone. The pictures don’t show it well but the handle has a lot of tight curl in what is now the bottom of the handle.
The collar is a piece of a very weathered shed elk antler that I’ve had for several years. I’m not sure what species the shank is. I’ve made a few sticks from it and like working with the stuff though. I plan to find out more about it sometime this summer.
Thanks for looking,

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 02:37 AM

Very nice. How did you join the pieces, with wood dowel or metal rod?

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 03:04 AM

Very artistic, well made, and interesting too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 06-24-2017 01:34 PM

Another beautiful cane, I have always preferred the natural shaped handles – Mother Nature knows what feels comfortable in the hand. Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-24-2017 06:05 PM

Thanks guys,
This one is joined with a 5/8” hardwood dowel and epoxy. It kind of depends on the cane. I also like 3/8” all-thread and epoxy for my joints. The wood is a little lighter, both methods are plenty strong. You can also cut a tenon on the stick and do it that way if you prefer.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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