Fiddleback sycamore and walnut cane

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Project by hairy posted 07-19-2010 06:23 PM 5027 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a cane. It was a fun project.

The ball has a turned tenon 1 & 1/2” long x 1”. The ball is a 3” diameter.

The tip has a solid brass insert, 1 & 1/8” at the join, 1” at the end to accept a 1” rubber tip. The tip also has a 1/2” tenon that goes 1 & 1/2” into the cane. The brass tip weighs 10.2 ounces, making the cane bottom heavy. I like that.

The cane started as a 2” x 2” x 30 & 1/2” blank. It has some sapwood that I wanted to show off. I gave the shaft a little bit of a rope twist, very shallow at the ends and deeper in the center. The overall length is 36”.

I used a little white Inlace at the top of the cane.

Mohawk clear lacquer finish.

-- I still love you baby, but I sure don't want you back... Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 09:39 PM

Nice piece of work. I like the tool work on the shaft. A nice fancy stick. The brass adds a nice touch.

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 02:24 AM

Nice cane! Beautiful and interesting design. Really well done…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 07:22 AM

Great design for a cane. I like the ball on top instead of a “handle”. These designs always seem easier to use.
Nice touch with the rope design also.

Really like the Fiddleback sycamore. Makes the ball look like a planet.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 07:30 AM

Nice cane , really like your lazy rope twist , can’t wait to see the next one.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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