Walking Cane: Episode 4

In this concluding episode, Paul goes through some of the different designs for walking canes and walking staffs. He shows us how to do the double through tenon, shape a double twist, and shows how to apply a stain and a brush on finish.

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Walking Cane: Episode 3

In this episode, Paul shows us how to create the transition from the shaft into the handle, and then glue and wedge the handle onto the shaft. He goes on to show us how to put a twist in the shaft, mostly using the rasp and card scraper.

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Walking Cane: Episode 2

In this episode, Paul shows us how to shape the handle of the cane using stop-cuts, the chisel, the spokeshave and rasps. He also shows us how to shape the shaft so it is round in cross section at the bottom and oval at the top, with a gradual taper. He will show us how to put a twist in the shaft next week.

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Walking Cane: Episode 1

In this episode, Paul talks us through the design elements of the walking cane, and then goes on to show us how to cut and fit the single mortise and tenon that connect the handle and the shaft. Keep your eye out for new aspects of this joint that you may not have noticed before.

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