Twisted Walking Stick For My Daughter

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  • #21414
    John Moore
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    My three year daughter is always wanting to see and be in my shop. She likes to hold and (with my help) use my tools. I love her interest in wood working.

    I made a full size cane the other day, she carried it around for hours. I wanted to practice the twist Mr.Sellers demonstrated today, so I made her a walking stick just her size. She was very happy.

    I hid it in the utility room until she was done with her bath, that explains the photo by the door and why she is in her PJs.

    I am going to make a few more canes with different angles of twist, it was a lot of fun.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21419
    Steve Follis
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    That is pretty cool John!

    I am making one for my dad, he is recovering from hip replacement surgery. I took it to him yesterday to fit him for it, my mom saw it and is a bit jealous now. So I guess I will be making another.

    It makes it a lot more fun when it becomes personal.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #21442
    Frankie Lee
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    Your daughter looks very happy John.

    #21443
    cpetersen1970
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    I’m lucky enough to have a daughter of the same age who also loves to hang around the shop when I’m working. She likes to play with the small scraps of wood as building blocks and “bams dem” with my small plane hammer. This is a lovely idea and I can’t wait to make one of these for her.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    #21452
    John Moore
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    Thanks everyone.

    Steve, it is more rewarding(fun) when it is personal. I agree.

    Chris, please post a photo when you do. I would like to see yours as well.

    Colin, she was trying to ham it up for the picture, but it never left her side for the rest of the night.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21453
    David Gill
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    Nice job John I can understand why your daughter would be made up. The twist looks great what rasps did you use ?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #21457
    John Moore
    Participant

    David, thanks. I used these two gems here. The rasp has no name on it. I made the handle for it. The round over file has the name Black Diamond then a name of Magicut. I got both of them for different antique stores around central Florida. I paid $3.00 for the file and $1 for the rasp.

    I followed these with card scraper and 220 sandpaper. Over all pretty easy.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21461
    Mark Armstrong
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    I don’t have any children and it’s unlikely I will have any. I can only imagin how rewarding that can be when your little ones appreciate what you have made for them.
    Well done John good bit of improvisation with it just being a stick and the pink sash. 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #21559
    John Moore
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    Thanks Mark, I try to be creative. My daughter does love pink.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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