I’m going to try and sell them I’m making 3 different types and see what happens, I’ve ordered rasps from LN and I have a set of carving chisels as well so we’ll see if the results are better and if I will be able to make them quicker. So far they are taking far too long to make a dollar out of them but then gain so is everything else I make by hand.
Oh well better than the dole
The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
(Hand tool only woodworking magazine)
I go to a local church which is predominately elderly people. I have made about a dozen of the walking canes and given them to some of the senior fold. They love the design, the weight and the variety. Using scraps fro other projects, I have be able to use red oak, white oak, walnut, ebony, curly maple, and cherry.
That’s a wonderful looking cane. I echo the suggestion to put on a very light coat of shellac on any wood that tends to blotch before staining. A spit coat is about a 1/2# cut. Years ago I learned it from these two hilarious Furniture Guys.
North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."