First Cane

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Project by Upgrayedd posted 07-29-2017 02:29 PM 1051 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First cane – crepe myrtle handle; bald cypress shaft.

I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, but this is all just worked with a grinder w/ a sanding flap disk, Rasp, sander.

I joined the 2 pieces w/ 1/2” threaded rod dowel and 5 minute epoxy. This gives the cane much heft, and proper weight distribution you want, if you got to go upside somebody head with it.

Finished w/ 2 coats(so far) of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 06:02 PM

This is a very nice cane.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 02:33 AM

Great job and welcome to the wonderful world of cane making. You will be addicted now – searching for the proper size and shape in every branch that you see. LOL

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 10:43 AM

Bet it won’t be your last, nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 10:54 AM

I’ve got dried sticks coming out of my ears.
Started number 2 yesterday too.

My main hold up was I didn’t know how to join handle to shaft, but it was pretty easy and forgiving. Used drill press to make hole in both pieces, and epoxy is awesome.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#5 posted 08-02-2017 01:22 AM

Nicely done.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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