my first cane

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Project by Ryan posted 08-05-2011 06:26 AM 1903 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cane I made for myself.
Cane is not an expensive item, so I’ve bought from WalMart whenever I lost it.
Last week, in my doctor’s office, I realized that most people in my area use just two type of canes(one from Walmart, the other from CVS), so those are much alike. Some people have same with mine and others have different color with same shape.
This was enough reason for me to make my own unique one.

Rosewood and walnut
Pre-catalized urathane 3 times.

I had fun while making this and enjoy the true fun of woodworking that enables me
make what I need.

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 07:00 PM

lol I know many people carry very similar canes.
I like the color matches and shape of handle.
It’s a fun to have this unique cane.

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 08:58 PM

Very nice. did you turn it on a lathe or?

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 09:27 PM

a nice looker, great job Ryan. I must add – what do people see in those medical looking canes that makes them buy metal over something beautiful like this ?

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 01:13 AM

Miss Gurnie
I don’t have lathe, so had to go with hand plane and sanding.
But it was not that bad, less than half hour work.
If I used lathe, the shape would be like a big dowel, but
this one has oval shape around the joined area and round shape all the way to the bottom.

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 01:17 AM

I really don’t like the painted metal stick with rubber on it.
The rubber is rough so sometimes scrubbs my skin.
Now I have natural one that is different than others.
Looks like you make cool sticks too.
Thanks you for looking.

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Rob Mammen

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 10:55 PM

This is a really nice looking cane. I know what you are saying about every one using the same metal cane from Walmart or CVS. My cane came from CVS. Looks like it is time for me to make one for myself. Your did a good job and should be proud of your project.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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#7 posted 08-10-2011 08:55 PM

Very Nice work! Its yours and not some store bought thing! Great Job!

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 07:39 PM

Beautiful,I am in the process of making my first cane, Any helpful suggestions>?
No I do not have a lathe.

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#9 posted 08-22-2011 01:48 AM

It was kinda easy project so not much to say other than
it’s better make the joinery first with tenon and mortise.

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