Couple of canes

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    David B
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    I realize this is an old series but I’m a new subscriber. Here are a couple of canes I made. My joinery needs work but it’s coming along. The twisted one is soft (yeah right) maple with ebony wedges and the other is just red oak with mahogany wedges. I haven’t tried the split tenon joint yet, it looks like fun.

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    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Hey dbockel2 (love the name), there’s never a problem working on older WWMC projects. There are often great projects and it doesn’t matter when you sign on to WWMC. I made a few canes last year (single tenon only) and it was a very satisfying project. I can’t see your pictures, though. Not sure if it’s on my end or if they’re just not attached.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    David B
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    @dbockel2

    whoops

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    kjellhar
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    @kjellhar

    Just starting an oak one just like yours with my 7 year old son. I’ll do the joinery and he will do the shaping. Hopefully we will get it as nice as yours as it will be a gift for his grandmother when she turn 70.

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    David B
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    @dbockel2

    Thanks–that was my first and I should have done better on the wedges at the top. With hindsight, what I failed to do was notch out the top of the mortise on each side a bit so that the wedges had room to push the tenon snug–thus those wedges look super skinny. Don’t get me wrong, the joint is super tight, but it would have been nicer to have a bit more visible accent.

    I too have made these for my grandmother. She’s 99 and still kicking!

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    David B
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    @dbockel2

    Last one for now. Tried the split tenon with a piece of maple (what an effort to rip!)–it was a bit sloppy and I had some gaps at the top. I filled them in with a glue/sawdust slurry and it seemed to sand out pretty convincingly…that and the 3 coats of home-mixed garnet/amber shellac:) Double twist done by eye/hand.

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