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    Eddy Flynn

    well done Steve i bet your dad is very proud of you and walks with pride with his new cane

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK


    Very nice Steve

    Dallas, Texas

    Steve Follis

    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.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Greg Merritt

    Fantastic Steve…glad to hear he is recovering so well.


    Steve Follis

    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, Tennessee


    Great work Steve, glad to hear your Dad doing better. Very beautiful gift.

    Toronto, Canada


    Looks great! i like the look of the white oak. Good to hear your dad is recovering well.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Steve Follis

    Serhiy and Dan, thanks to both of you.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Mark Armstrong

    Great job Steve good to see cane will be useful.
    Hope your dad is soon running around 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England


    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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