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  • #21475
    Steve Follis
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    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.

    Memphis, Tennessee

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    Greg Merritt
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    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.com

    #21480
    Ken
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    Nice work Steve πŸ˜‰

    #21493
    David Gill
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    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 :

    #21495
    John Moore
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    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 USA

    #21499
    jgust747
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    Great looking cane Steve.

    Dallas, Texas

    #21500
    Eddy Flynn
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    that looks fantasic Steve loving the transition from handle to stem well done

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21512
    Steve Follis
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    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, Tennessee

    #21515
    Ken
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    Nice well said Steve πŸ˜‰

    #21518
    STEVE MASSIE
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    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

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #22063
    Steve Follis
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    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.

    Memphis, Tennessee

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    Ken
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    Very nice Steve, good job buddy πŸ˜‰

    #22068
    Mark Armstrong
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    Superb Job Steve. πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #22070
    Greg Merritt
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    Very well done Steve…I like the color.
    What finish did you use?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #22071
    David Gill
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    Great job Steve , what finish have you put on it.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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