Cane under way

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  • #21532
    Greg Merritt
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    Finally was able to get into the shop and get my first cane started. It sure has a long way to go but its a lot of fun. I’ve only got a spokeshave and a 4-in-hand rasp. I’m sure that it would be much quicker with full size rasps, but the 4-in-hand seams to work just fine. Hopefully I can get the twist started tomorrow.
    The wood is out of the mark down bin from the local Woodcraft store. Its bubinga. Hard stuff with some brittle areas. I like the color and the price was right.
    Thanks for looking.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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    #21535
    Ken
    Participant

    Looking good Greg, nice work buddy. I look forward to seeing the finished cane. 😉

    #21536
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Thanks Ken.
    Word of advice to those that will be using a 4-in-hand rasp. Wear a glove or wrap a rag around the end in your hand. It will rub a raw area in your palm before you even know it.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21537
    Xavi Molina
    Participant

    Very nice Greg! you are a master too!

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #21538
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks for the info Greg. I don’t think I have seen them, here in the UK

    #21541
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    That is surprising Ken. Here in the states I would say its the most common type of rasp. They are not the best tools for sure, but they are handy.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21542
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Thanks Xavi…I think you overstated my ability by far…

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21545
    John Moore
    Participant

    That looks good. I am sure that is going to really pop when apply the finish.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21547
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    That is a nice looking cane Greg, I like the shape you have there.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #21553
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Very nice, Greg. Love bubinga. That is going to look stunning with a finish on it.

    #21556
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    John, Steve and Chris…thank you.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21560
    David Gill
    Participant

    Brilliant job Greg would expect nothing less

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #21584
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Twist is done. Sanding and finishing are all that is left. I’m pretty happy with it so far. If I was going to make these for a living I would soon starve. Very slow going with the 4-in-hand rasp.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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    #21586
    Frankie Lee
    Participant

    Very nice Greg.

    #21587
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    job well done Greg the first of many i think

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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