Three canes

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  • #25308
    Dave
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    Three canes in progress for Mom, her brother and her sister. Wedging the tenon proved to be a challenge for some reason, I ended up having to drive a third wedge as the two wedges didn’t fully expand the tenon into the mortice. Now to finish shaping them.

    -Canada

    #25311
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Looking good Dave. It really takes a very little widening or the mortise hole to create the wedged dovetail effect for the joint.
    Again we’ll done and keep us posted.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25312
    Dave
    Participant

    Greg, yeah I think I cut it too wide at the top, I probably had 1/8 to 1/4 inch. The three wedges closed it up good and tight tho 🙂

    -Canada

    #25313
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    I usually shoot for a 1/16″ on each side. I cut the wedge slightly thicker so the gap closes before I run out of wedge. It really takes very little to lock it down tight.

    The cane do look nice. What wood are you using?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25314
    Dave
    Participant

    Greg, these are sapele mahogany with maple wedges. I figured I cut the opening too wide 🙂

    -Canada

    #25316
    John Moore
    Participant

    Three at a time, I going to have to try that. Looking good. Keep them coming.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #25317
    dborn
    Participant

    Looking good! I like making canes. I have wonder if I had made a bunch of canes, if I could donate them.

    #26246
    Dave
    Participant

    All done finishing the canes.

    Being Canadian and these will be used in winter I’ve attached a four wheel drive option.

    -Canada

    #26253
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    These turned out beautiful Dave! I like that four wheel drive option. Where does one get such a thing? What do you call it?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #26255
    Dave
    Participant

    Greg, they are ice picks, I was looking for ice picks but most of the ones I saw were little screw on ones so they would be rather inconvenient. These just flip up and down and stay attached to the cane. Floors are safe. Although ugly, when it’s winter here for 5 months of the year function takes precedence and I want my mom, uncle and aunt to feel comfortable walking with them during winter.

    I bought them from Canes Canada online, 9 dollars each.

    -Canada

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