Refinished Canes

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Project by JCam posted 05-01-2013 09:35 AM 1067 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow LJ’s,

I am quite new to woodworking so try not to be too critical. I refinished these canes for a buddy of mine that was injured over in Iraq. The VA gave him a metal cane that he didn’t like, and he had a couple of cheap pre-finished ones where the paint had faded and he was just going to buy a couple new ones. I asked him if I could have his old canes to use in the shop and he happily gave them up.

I showed up at his place a few days later and gave him back his old canes with a new face on them. He was very pleased and it was definitely worth the few hours of sanding, burning and staining.

I finished them with linseed oil and gel stain but am concerned if this will be enough protection for them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for looking guys


-- -- Cameron --

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 11:36 AM

Very nicely done! I particularly like the flame pattern.
I don’t know anything about finishing a cane, so I’ll leave that to someone else.

Good example of a good friend.

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 12:12 PM

Good job. Awesome gesture.

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#3 posted 05-01-2013 10:35 PM

As a current cane user – well done. The finish should be fine. Poly would be a better choice, but what you have is better than what he had before. Nice job and jesture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 04:47 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. I am prepping another cane for him and I’ll give the poly a shot this time around.

-- -- Cameron --

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 03:04 PM

Very nice work keep up the good work.

In doing some canes for wounded vets, I wood burn their unit insignia, military branch, and sometime their ribbons on it.
One thing I never do is charge them! They have paid enough.
M/Sgt USMC Ret

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