15 November 2013 at 3:58 am #21475
I got started on a cane for my Dad using some cut-off pieces of White Oak. I still need to add the twist. Mom saw it, so now I am expected to make one for her too.
You must be logged in to access attached files.15 November 2013 at 4:14 am #21479Greg MerrittParticipant
Really nice Steve! I like how the shape came out. Be sure to post photos of the one you make for your mom.
http://hillbillydaiku.com15 November 2013 at 4:16 am #21480
Nice work Steve 😉15 November 2013 at 12:26 pm #21493David GillParticipant
Good job Steve, Other than the length would the one you make for your Mum be any different to your dads, just wondering if there is a male female design?
Wigan, Lancs. England :15 November 2013 at 12:54 pm #21495John MooreParticipant
The cane looks nice and well shaped. I know your Mom and Dad are proud to have something so nice made by their own son.
Lakeland, Florida USA15 November 2013 at 2:11 pm #21499jgust747Participant
Great looking cane Steve.
Dallas, Texas15 November 2013 at 3:05 pm #21500Eddy FlynnParticipant
that looks fantasic Steve loving the transition from handle to stem well done
Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
,15 November 2013 at 4:58 pm #21512
Thanks guys, I do appreciate the comments.
I always find it enjoyable to make things for other people, but being able to do this for my dad is really special. As a kid, my dad was the strongest man in the world to me, and now at 90 years old, he is recovering from hip replacement surgery. It is difficult seeing him struggle, and in the pain he has had to endure. He is going through therapy now and getting stronger by the day. It is an honor for me to be able to make this for him that he will be able to use to assist him in getting around. Plus, it is really cool when he shows it off to folks saying “look what my son made me.” It gives me that sense that I did something that he is proud of as well.
Paul & Joseph – This project has come at a great time for me, and I really do appreciate you sharing your plans for the cane so that I could do this for my Dad.
David – Mom’s will probably be a bit different. As long as she thinks her cane is prettier, it makes it more special for her.
Memphis, Tennessee15 November 2013 at 5:11 pm #21515
Nice well said Steve 😉15 November 2013 at 6:15 pm #21518STEVE MASSIEParticipant
Steve very nice job on the cane. I hope to start one in the next week or so for my neighbor across the street from where I live. I just saw him a few minutes ago bringing all of our recycle cans in. We take them out for us and him as has he had a stroke and uses a cane. I have asked him to leave the cans and I will get them, I don’t want him to fall but it makes him feel good to do something. Fortunately they are fairly light and on wheels so he can take his time.
Anyhow he has one of those cheapie adjustable ones and I would love to make one for him.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US22 November 2013 at 7:32 pm #22063
I finished up the can this morning. I put the double spiral in the staff. I used masking tape to lay it out, and with the taper in the staff the spiral gradually got tighter, so I went with it. I am happy with the way it turned out.
You must be logged in to access attached files.22 November 2013 at 7:42 pm #22067
Very nice Steve, good job buddy 😉22 November 2013 at 7:43 pm #22068Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Superb Job Steve. 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England22 November 2013 at 7:52 pm #22070Greg MerrittParticipant
Very well done Steve…I like the color.
What finish did you use?
http://hillbillydaiku.com22 November 2013 at 7:53 pm #22071David GillParticipant
Great job Steve , what finish have you put on it.
Wigan, Lancs. England :
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