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  • Carl E Jacobs
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    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

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  • lonepine
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    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

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  • ubgoofy2003
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    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

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  • ray hampton
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    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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  • Jim Finn
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    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:
    Attached Files

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  • ray hampton
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    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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  • lonepine
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    Sure do like the pictures,,,and the answers!!
    Hmmm. Very Encourgaging!!

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  • Carl E Jacobs
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    Originally posted by Jim Finn View Post
    You could build a cane for him like one of these:
    Chances are would be the wrong caliber ! Odd's are not worth effort,character matters and he appears to have NONE!

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  • ray hampton
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    I got a heavy pole with a chisel on the end ,the combination are use to remove the shingles on the roof, would make a good walking stick

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  • Jim Finn
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    You could build a cane for him like one of these:
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  • Carl E Jacobs
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    May be in your search you will find some old fashioned Liquer in a jug
    .just a thought .numbs you from some of these pea brains ,at least for a while .
    Last edited by BobD; 06-01-2015, 11:01 AM.

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  • lonepine
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    Well...Thank you all for all of your varied comments, I enjoyed them all!
    There is sure a lot of wisdom in this group...I know I came to the right place!
    And now with a hearty Hi Yo Silver, off to the woods to find a Bat Masterson type Gentlemens Cane...gee, now I wonder if I should black laquer it?
    Rob

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  • wood-n-things
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    I agree with Carole as well....we shall be ostracized together.

    BTW You can send me the walking stick with the crook in it I'd dearly love having it.

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  • jerry1939
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    Carole,

    Fortunately (or unfortunately,) we share the same sense of humor. Good one Lady !!!

    jerry

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  • Carl E Jacobs
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    I think you HAD (thought you had a Friend) We all seem to attract provisional friends ,at their conveince, Personally ,I have few Friends ,many aquaintainces ,Dad,Called them sunshine friends .When some are patting you on the back it's wize to see whats in the other hand ,Harsh, maybe but things have changed so much .So very Sad !
    Last edited by BobD; 06-01-2015, 11:00 AM.

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