- 22 November 2013 at 8:12 pm #22074Eddy FlynnParticipant
well done Steve i bet your dad is very proud of you and walks with pride with his new cane
Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
,22 November 2013 at 8:55 pm #22079jgust747Participant
Very nice Steve
Dallas, Texas22 November 2013 at 11:17 pm #22096
Thanks guys, it is a fun project. I just got back from giving it to Dad, he is doing better, getting around, walking short distances. He has officially out of the wheel chair and has graduated to the walker. He said next week he should be approved for the cane.
You must be logged in to access attached files.23 November 2013 at 1:12 am #22100Greg MerrittParticipant
Fantastic Steve…glad to hear he is recovering so well.
http://hillbillydaiku.com23 November 2013 at 1:42 am #22101
Thanks Greg, he is doing much better, and in good spirits.
I got in a hurry for the finish, I needed to get it wrapped up so I could drop it off today. It is made from White Oak, and I used some General Finishes, Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. Then I topped it with three quick coats of shellac and a wax finish. Tip with the Gel Stain: Make sure you force that stuff into all the crevices, otherwise you will have to go back and re-apply and start darkening the color if you are not carefull.
I didn’t have any urethane handy, and I did not want to wait a couple of days for the coats to dry. It is cold and rainy here so it was easier to just use the shellac.
Memphis, Tennessee23 November 2013 at 9:33 am #22110Serhiy D’yachyshynParticipant
Great work Steve, glad to hear your Dad doing better. Very beautiful gift.
Toronto, Canada23 November 2013 at 5:08 pm #22129dbornParticipant
Looks great! i like the look of the white oak. Good to hear your dad is recovering well.
Thanks for sharing.24 November 2013 at 3:06 pm #22197
Serhiy and Dan, thanks to both of you.
Memphis, Tennessee24 November 2013 at 3:30 pm #22201Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Great job Steve good to see cane will be useful.
Hope your dad is soon running around 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England24 November 2013 at 5:35 pm #22206STEVE MASSIEParticipant
Steve very nice job on the cane, that looks great.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
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