Cane for my dad.

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Project by stratiA posted 01-01-2011 09:20 PM 1504 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was thinking of what to make for my dad and I figured a cane would be nice. My father is a large man and it needed to be heavy duty. I don’t have a lathe so I decided to use my round over bits on my router table. The shaft is a birds eye maple laminated with mahogany. after glue up I trimmed it to 1 1/8 square. I left the maple long at the top to use as a square tenon for the handle. I used a round over bit to make the shaft almost round. I used 2 pieces of curly maple. for the handle. I cut a through dado to fit the tenon and glued the 2 pieces together dado to dado to make the mortise hole. The tenon was exposed through the top of the handle. So I trimmed it and used a matching piece of mahogany to hide the tenon and finish off the handle. After much sanding I was done. I didn’t try to get fancy with the handle design. Again I was going more for strength. It came out pretty well. I finished it with shellac and briwax. It is really strong due to the square tenon through handle design. Forgive the terrible pics. They really don’t show the nice birds eye on the shaft or figure of the tiger maple handle. I rushed to take some pics before I gave it away.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 11:26 PM

Very nice, I like your choices in colours.

How did you get the correct length and handle design?


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#2 posted 01-02-2011 02:47 AM

Nice Cane, I bet your Dad loved it!!
I hope Santa gave you a bonus for all of the great Elf-work this year… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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