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  • #16
    Sure do like the pictures,,,and the answers!!
    Hmmm. Very Encourgaging!!
    Be the good,
    you want to see in the world...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Jim Finn View Post
      You could build a cane for him like one of these:
      would hickory be a good choice of wood for this cane ?

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      • #18
        I think hickory would work fine. I have never worked with it myself. I have made many of these and I make the staff of laminated maple or oak. I glue together three 3/8" strips and round to shape with a router. The handles I make of walnut. The inlay on the handle is curly maple. Here are more photos:
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        Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
        "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jim Finn View Post
          I think hickory would work fine. I have never worked with it myself. I have made many of these and I make the staff of laminated maple or oak. I glue together three 3/8" strips and round to shape with a router. The handles I make of walnut. The inlay on the handle is curly maple. Here are more photos:

          I got an excess of maple pieces that I cut for an other project , maybe the pcs can be resaw to the size of a wooden pistol cane handle

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          • #20
            Friends, is debatable when it comes to a gift. You can go the whole nine yards & then you know, IF they are a true friend. They will be happy no matter what. I even had someone say that a knot in a picture frame was not right. It's what I call character, as was mentioned here before. I don't like it to be perfect in every aspect. It just isn't natural. I like the diamond willow stick myself. Good luck with your sticks
            PERK

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            • #21
              End of the crooked walking stick story... I took all my walking canes(10 sticks) to the Church social affair, laid them all out, some were pretty beefy, my friend came, and now I asked him to choose from the lot, and being that my friend was rather hefty, I suggested a sturdy man size one... much to my amazement he chose the shortest, straightest, not much of a handle, of the lot. I would have figured it was for a small woman, really. He asked me how much, I told him to keep it...go figure...he shops at the Big Man stores...this small cane did not measure up to his size. oh well, guess Im not a good salesman? or he is a rough customer. Anyway I do not think it would hold him up!
              maybe he wants to swat flies with it...I gave up.
              Thanks
              Rob
              Be the good,
              you want to see in the world...

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              • #22
                Doesn't sound like he is as bigga man as you figured .I remember one of my fathers sayings,"How you can tell the size of a man by what IRK'S him !" Lot of over estimated people out there ! " I hope ,I'm not one of them" Carl
                "Home Of The Dust Free Scroll Saw"
                Remember (IT is WHAT it IS)( Unless YOU change IT!)

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