Cane # 3

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Project by hairy posted 03-19-2012 12:07 PM 2371 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had hip replacement surgery. She has been using an aluminum cane from Walgreens. I thought I could do better than that. I guess time will tell.

Mahogany grip. Sugar maple bolster. Walnut shaft. 35” with an Able Tripod base. Watco Danish oil.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 12:40 PM

very nice cane Hairy. Hope your wife recoups well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 12:50 PM

Beautiful cane. That handle just screams…..”Grip me!” Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 01:16 PM

You did a great job on this. Speedy recovery wishes to your wife.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 01:38 PM

Hi Hairy – Nice cane! I like how it stands up on it’s own.

I hope your wife has a speedy and pain free recovery.

I had both of my hips replaced last Fall, the left in late Aug. and the right in late Oct. I’m still working out the “kinks”. Long story short, I had to change out Doctors to have an accurate diagnosis. By the time I had mine replaced I’d worn off 2” of bone, so my new hips gave me back that 2”. Now I’m into stretching out muscles and tenons, and man are they tough.

I’m back to life now though, I mixed and poured 1000 pounds of cement for footings under my lathe last Saturday, and I start tennis season tomorrow night.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 01:54 PM


Ham, I’m glad to see you’re back. Ouch, that hurts thinking about it. She went in for a resurface, they decided to replace.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 03:57 PM

Very Nice work Hairy! I like it alot!
Best wishes to your wife, Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Alot better than Walgreens.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 04:07 PM

cool cane hope your wife fill better ad has a speedy recovery

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 07:02 PM

Very nice Hairy. I hope your wife has a full and uneventful recovery, but meanwhile she can walk with her new classy cane. I need one of these myself (bum knee). I don’t trust surgeons, so I prefer a woodworking solution. No offense to you hard working surgeons out there!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 09:55 PM

Great looking cane, here’s hoping for your wife’s speedy recovery.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 03-20-2012 09:15 PM

Beautiful cane, Hairy.

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 12:51 AM

Great looking cane. Beats the heck out of the store bought ones. The handle looks very comfortable.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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