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  • #16
    Originally posted by Magicman View Post
    Hi Mike
    That is some mighty neat carving. One question did you happen to use a high speed carver for the detail work? Beautiful job.
    Larry
    It is mostly knife, skew, and v-tool, but I use a diamond bit a lot for the lacing and a sanding cone to smooth things out before burning. It is too easy to chip things out on smaller details and I thing the sanding gives it a smoother leather look.
    'If it wasn't for caffeine, I wouldn't have any personality at all!"

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    • #17
      My cane is diamond willow with a flat handle part broader than a chunk of banana.
      Nice to lean on (and I can't see it flex at all when I do.)
      Just thinking the other day that I should have a look and maybe buy a second one (serious geezer discount, too).
      I feel like less of a basket case than with a hospital-style cane made of bent electrical conduit.
      Brian T

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      • #18
        Old door knobs make nice handles also. I have some that are white porcelain, black , and some brass ones with interesting patterns. They are very easy to attach to a stick, very comfortable to the hand, and very sturdy.
        'If it wasn't for caffeine, I wouldn't have any personality at all!"

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        • #19
          The diamond willow shop usually makes canes in batches of 50. They can spend a month drilling the crap out of the diamonds and another month sanding.
          I need my cane for balance so I don't tip over. I suppose an old door knob would feel good. Anybody with arthritic hands must have a terrible time
          with the standard skinny cane handles. They must really hurt.
          Brian T

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          • #20
            Well Done mpounders! Nice looking cane. I have made a number of hame top canes and while it is a bit top heave. like you I think of it as a attitude adjustment instrument. And I find it very comfortable to walk with. .
            We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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