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  • #21022
    John Moore
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    Hello everyone. I have started the cane project. I have been looking forward to getting a couple of theses built before Christmas. I will updated the photos along the way.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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    #21024
    Jason
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    Nice start, John. Look forward to seeing more.

    #21025
    Greg Merritt
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    Well done John. Keep us posted.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21027
    Eddy Flynn
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    looking good so far John keep us up to date with your progress and any hints and tips you come across along the way good luck

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21031
    NikonD80
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    A nice and tidy start there John. I hope you have loads of fun making this. I’m hoping to get one made for my Father-in-law for his birthday in Feb so I’ll be following you thread with great interest.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #21032
    John Moore
    Participant

    Here is the handle after being shaped out roughy with chisel and saw.Thanks for the comments and support.

    Eddy, I don’t know I could add any more tips or hints that Mr. Sellers did not cover.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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    #21037
    Eddy Flynn
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    thanks John what i was getting at us as amatures dont often find it as easy as the master with a few more years under his belt it looks like you are coming along great

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21043
    David Gill
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    Looking good John keep posting the photos

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #21071
    John Moore
    Participant

    This is with a little shaping done with a beat up old rasp, files, and spokeshave. I am hoping the wedges help take care of that gap around the tenon.

    Eddy, I get what you are saying. One thing, I started with a handle width of 1 1/2 inches. I could not get the sweeping curves and hook that Mr. Seller does.
    I am still happy with it so far. I wanted to get started with what I had. The next one, I will make sure to start with the larger stock for the handle.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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    #21073
    Ken
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    Nice work John

    #21080
    Carlos J. Collazo
    Participant

    Looks good. Was wondering, what type of wood did you choose?

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #21085
    Eddy Flynn
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    thanks john it looking good

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21087
    John Moore
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    Carlos, I think it is some kind of oak?

    I buy my wood at http://www.hardwoodlumberandmillwork.com/hlm3335_002.htm here in my home town, Lakeland, Fl. He has a scrap pile of cut offs from his millwork. They are normally 10 to 12 feet and different widths/thickness (less than 2 inches). They are 50 cents each, so I randomly grab the ones I like. This cane is made from one of the cut offs I have here.

    If any of the wood experts can tell from my photos, please let me know?

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21088
    cpetersen1970
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    Not an expert by any means, but most definitely oak of some kind. And looking good!

    #21100
    Carlos J. Collazo
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    It’s interesting… I thought that it might be oak but had no basis for thinking it. Now that you point it out I guess it’s the marked light-dark contrast in the grain that makes it recognizable and the light brown color.

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

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