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Project by Nick424 posted 11-26-2021 11:09 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friends wife asked me to make a cane for her husband Kenny. After his stroke he needed a cane to help him get around. He is big, and tall, so it needed to be good and sturdy.
I picked out a nice piece of curly maple, and used Koa for some accents. I used a block of Indian Rosewood that was just the size I needed to make the handle. I looked at, and tried out a lot of handles, and liked the looks of the ones that looked sort of like a swoopy T but you have to put the shaft between your first two fingers. To me that seemed very awkward, and with her wanting a “sturdy” cane it would have been even more so. So I picked something that always feels good in the hand and copied that. I stretched everything out so it does not fit me, but hopefully it will fit his oversized hands.
Thanks for looking.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-26-2021 11:16 PM

Very good looking cane, the curly maple is dynamite. I like you joinery – should hold up well

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Eric

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#2 posted 11-26-2021 11:44 PM

Well done, and a great job for a friend.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Nick424

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#3 posted 11-26-2021 11:56 PM



Very good looking cane, the curly maple is dynamite. I like you joinery – should hold up well

- recycle1943

Thanks Dick, I did test it with all my weight and it held up. The maple grain runs the same as the shaft.

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Nick424

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#4 posted 11-26-2021 11:57 PM



Well done, and a great job for a friend.

- Eric

Yes Kenny is a good friend, and has been for many years.

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swirt

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#5 posted 11-27-2021 01:28 AM

Beautiful cane. The handle reminded me of a spear gun, sleek and cool.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Nick424

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#6 posted 11-27-2021 01:44 AM



Beautiful cane. The handle reminded me of a spear gun, sleek and cool.

- swirt

Yes, it does look a lot like a spear gun.
I hope that Cindy gives it to him early, and does not make me wait until Christmas to see what he thinks of it.

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 11-27-2021 05:38 PM

Very neat.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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