LumberJocks

Walnut walking cane

  • Advertise with us
Project by DQuigley posted 04-26-2020 10:28 PM 910 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make my Dad a nice cane. I do not have a lathe so I decided to invest in a spokeshave and wood rasp and set out to make one the hard way. I laminated two 1/2inch walnut and 1/4inch cherry and left the cherry protruding about 5 inches at one end. After cutting the shaft down to 1 1/4 square, I glued up the handle parts. Using a template, I cut out the handle shape on the bandsaw. After about 10 hours of shaving and rasping I had achieved the taper and fit I was looking for. I could have really used a spindle sander but made do with sandpaper on pieces of PVC pipe.





4 comments so far

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

3151 posts in 3065 days


#1 posted 04-26-2020 10:43 PM

Should make your Dad very Happy,Job Well Done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View Foghorn's profile

Foghorn

1537 posts in 885 days


#2 posted 04-27-2020 12:42 AM

A thing of beauty and functionality. Well done!

-- Darrel

View AJ1104's profile

AJ1104

1557 posts in 3158 days


#3 posted 04-27-2020 02:48 AM

Nice looking cane! You did a great job with the laminations and the spokeshave work. It’s a beauty that your Dad will be proud to use.

-- AJ

View leafherder's profile

leafherder

2019 posts in 3451 days


#4 posted 04-27-2020 08:49 PM

Great job! And speaking from personal experience I have always found the “hard way” to be the most satisfying, especially when making something for a parent. I hope your dad gets many many good years of use from it.

-- Leafherder

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com