Routered & Sculpted Walking Stick Incorporating Rope

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Project by Kelly posted 10-27-2017 05:42 PM 1933 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another 2×4 walking stick project.

I made it by cutting scooped sections out using the bandsaw. After each scoop cut, I turned the stick ninety degrees and cut the next scoop out, starting the next cut near the bottom of the last.

Each time I turned it for the next cut, I turned the stick the same direction as I did the last time.

For this project, each scoop section was the same length as the last.

I started the scoops low enough down from the top to leave an area for a hand hold.

Once the bandsaw portion of the project, I routered the corners using a 3/4” round-over bit.

Once done, for some reason, I drilled holes through the stick at the ends of each scooped section. Because I have a love-hate relationship with rope and knots, the stick sat around my shop for years, until I got over my fear of tying myself to the stick in the course of embellishing it. This is what I ended up with, which might be considered a survival stick, since there are quite a few feet of paracord running through it.

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#1 posted 10-27-2017 09:57 PM

Great job!. How thick is that paracord? I might have to borrow this idea for some of my canes. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 02:15 AM

Didn’t measure it, but I’m guessing about 1/8”. It’s the stuff found at hobby shops. Of course, you could swap it out for whatever quality you can get your hands on.

Great job!. How thick is that paracord? I might have to borrow this idea for some of my canes. Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 01:11 PM

These are very nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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