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Project by OldWrangler posted 01-20-2014 05:03 PM 1368 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Y’all have made some very nice comments about my projects so here’s something else I make. I’ m 76 and have a balance issue. I have been in walkers and even a wheelchair but I mostly get along pretty well with a cane. People in stores and restaurants recognize me because of my canes.

These canes from left to right are…Cholla Cactus skeleton, Twisted Sweet Gum, Contorted Mulberry, Diamond Willow and rings of scrap wood with a 1/2” alum shaft inside. The Mulberry has a carved lizard handle and the Diamond Willow has a whale. The Gum has a piece of horn from a Gemsbock antelope.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 05:39 PM

Really nice canes. I peeked at your cutting boards as well, very nice.

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 06:09 PM

Really nice canes. I like the Mulberry and Sweet Gum the best. I have made some myself, Mulberry is a pleasure to work with and Sweet Gum was a pain but the results were worth the effort. I would love to try Diamond Willow but it does not grow around here and I only use locally grown material.

Thanks for posting and keep up the good work.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 06:20 PM

The cares are just so unique and different , the all look so awesome. Great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 07:53 PM

The Contorted Mulberry grows in my back yard and I get 3-4 canes a year off of it. The others I usually find in our local woods when I am out on the golf cart with the dogs. The Diamond Willow cane from a fellow in Canada, it doesn’t grow this far south. The Cholla Cactus skeletons came from a trip to South Texas where they are in abundance. There is a 1/2” aluminum tube in the middle for strength. Also in the handle. Have to drill out straight sections and join them with epoxy.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 09:21 PM

Beautiful sticks – well done. I particularily like that cactus.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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