Turning A Walking Stick

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  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    Turning A Walking Stick

    My sister needs to use a cane at times. I am thinking of replacing her Wallmart cane with a walking stick.

    I have two 18" pieces of Cocobolo and figured on doweling them together with a Maple spacer since I can't match the grain. I haven't decided on the top but again probably a maple spacer and then the top.

    I don't want to use an ugly rubber crutch tip on the bottom. Any suggestions?
    Dick

    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/
  • Ken Weaver
    Veteran Member
    • Feb 2004
    • 2417
    • Clemson, SC, USA
    • Rigid TS3650

    #2
    Dick -
    What about a brass tip? Brass should be "soft" enough to not to mess up floors and stuff, but might wear faster outside.
    Ken Weaver
    Clemson, SC

    "A mistake is absolute proof that someone tried to do something!

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    • Ken Massingale
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 3862
      • Liberty, SC, USA.
      • Ridgid TS3650

      #3
      Dick, Check Craft Supply. They have walking stick/cane parts.
      ken

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      • monte
        Forum Windbag
        • Dec 2002
        • 5242
        • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
        • GI 50-185M

        #4
        Check this out Dick.
        http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/cg...n&key=050-7088
        Monte (another darksider)
        Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

        http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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        • tribalwind
          Senior Member
          • Feb 2004
          • 847
          • long island, ny.

          #5
          quote:Originally posted by monte

          Check this out Dick.
          http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/cg...n&key=050-7088
          Whoah a secret weapon cane tip!, that thing can double as a fishing spear,or maybe a javelin

          dont nobody better mess with sis' when she got her cane LOL
          wonder if she could board a plane with it
          namaste, matthew http://www.tribalwind.com

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          • Tom Miller
            Veteran Member
            • Mar 2003
            • 2507
            • Twin Cities, MN
            • BT3000 - Cuttin' it old school

            #6
            quote:Originally posted by Whaler

            I have two 18" pieces of Cocobolo and figured on doweling them together with a Maple spacer since I can't match the grain.
            If collapsability would be useful, you could use a threaded insert.

            Monte's tip suggestion is a good one (I find this type of tip on my hiking stick very useful), but I do agree that it probably wouldn't make it through airport security.

            Regards,
            Tom

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            • Whaler
              Veteran Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 3281
              • Sequim, WA, USA.
              • DW746

              #7
              Monte

              That tip from Craft Supply will be perfect, thanks.
              Dick

              http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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              • monte
                Forum Windbag
                • Dec 2002
                • 5242
                • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
                • GI 50-185M

                #8
                quote:Originally posted by Whaler

                Monte

                That tip from Craft Supply will be perfect, thanks.
                You're very welcome Dick!
                Monte (another darksider)
                Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

                http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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