His & Hers Canes

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Project by rodneywt1180b posted 07-07-2017 11:54 PM 1295 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too technically exciting here.
I thought it would be a good experiment to build a set of canes for a couple.

I don’t make the same cane twice. There’s always some detail that’s different other than just the grain of the wood. In this case the larger cane has a Fritz style handle and the smaller has a Derby style handle.

Both handles were cut from the same block of flowering plum. The spacers are the same on both. Holly and madrone burl, and the shanks are western red maple that I chose to match as closely as possible.
I don’t believe I’ve seen matching canes before so I’m interested in seeing what kind of response they get.
Worst case is I can split them up and sell them separately.
Either way they were a fun project.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 01:31 PM

Great job, similar but not matching. Is it just the handle and length that are different or does the lady’s also have a thinner shaft?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 07-08-2017 03:58 PM

The shanks are pretty close to the same thickness. I tend to only pick a certain size range usually around 3/4 to 1 inch diameter at the tip end when I’m out harvesting sticks.
I’m using copper pipe so I try to pick shanks that fit it.
I’ll be buying some brass tubing soon. At that point I’ll be able to vary my sizes a little more.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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