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  • Wdcarver55
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    Thank you Glenn

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Greg
    Came out looking just fine. nice job.

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  • Randy
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    Looks good Greg! Nicely done. By the Tide “A“ I assume you a Alabama stick maker. Any where near Mobile?

    Last edited by Randy; 08-07-2022, 05:39 PM.

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  • Wdcarver55
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    Thanks,
    It did feel good in the hand, that is pretty much it’s natural shape.

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  • Brian T
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    I've walked with a cane for a few years now. Yours looks like it would be easy under the hand.
    Little custom accents always get people talking.

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  • Wdcarver55
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    Here is the finished cane. I wound up using the powdered inlay and I’m real happy with the results. Thanks again for the help you all offered. 0899DC55-9181-4220-B30C-3037E4C13D67.jpg

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  • Wdcarver55
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions

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  • Randy
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    The epoxy woll work well. Treeline has a verity of powders and chips you can mix in to ad color it you would like.
    https://treelineusa.com/inlay-materials/

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  • Eddy-Smiles
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    QM Cane (4) (Custom).jpgQM Cane (2) (Custom).jpgQM Cane (3) (Custom).jpg

    I ran across a similar problem on one of my canes. I used clear epoxy and then sanded it down to a real fine finish and applied multiple coats of spar varnish. I've been using it now for well over 10-years and it's still holding together.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Howdy wdcarver
    I would use some very fine CA glue and flood the cracks with it. It will suck right down into the finest crack with a capilliary action. I would leave that for a day or two to harden right up and allow all solvents to be evaporated before using the epoxy glue as a filler. I like the idea of adding some colour to it to add some interest.

    Merle is our resident cane man. Drop him a line but I think he will agree with the method above. He has just done up 2 sticks with a similar problem.

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  • woodburner807
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    I've seen turquoise chips used to fill walking stick cracks.

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  • Wdcarver55
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    Thank you Joe

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  • joepaulbutler
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    I think that might be a winner all the way around, would certainly give a flash of a color, good idea

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  • Wdcarver55
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    Cracks in natural cane handle

    Working on a walking cane from a natural stick. Per the pictures, there are a couple of cracks in the handles. Was thinking about using epoxy to fill in along with dark red alumilite. I’m open to suggestions.
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    Last edited by Wdcarver55; 05-20-2022, 10:56 PM.
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