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Anyone else collect canes?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Six String, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Six String

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    Am I spotting a fellow woodworker? Nice quarter sawn oak in the stand, and laminated handle on the cane on the left.

    I don't collect canes, but will probably end up using one in several years if my knees continue to argue with me.

    Many years ago, I made a cane for a girlfriend's grandmother. It was birds eye maple with purple heart and inlaid abalone. Fun project.


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    Nice!
    No, I don't collect, am restricted to few umbrellas

    When kid; appr. 6 years; I did carry an old corona stick as my walking cane for few months. This was triggered by seeing an episode of Bat Masterson where the plot revolved around his cane and the hidden space in the head


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  4. Six String

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    I wish I had the skill to make something that nice, but I didn't do it. A few years ago, a guy that was doing some bathroom remodeling for us mentioned he loved building wood cabinets, etc. I'd been looking for a nice wood cane stand, so I sketched out what I wanted and he built it to my specs. It turned out really nice
     
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    Cool pieces. Nice display. I am looking into making my own cane. Like mizerdog, I'll be needing one eventually, both my knees need work...
     
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    Come to think of it, tipping the scales around 250 and squatting heavy, so will I :)



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    I should - I use one to walk. But for me, it's all about function rather than form.
     
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    I'm more of a hiking staff kind of guy, but when I had knee surgery a few years ago, I ended up buying a couple of canes from a company called Mendowood that has since disappeared from the internet. Super strong canes, they had burl or nicely figured heads, and the shaft was made out of a piece of steel tubing with a hardwood shaft epoxied in it, then they were covered in layers of epoxy soaked fiberglass. The shafts came out looking like old style blackthorn canes. I wish the guy was still in business...
     
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    I enjoy collecting canes. I find it to be a fun and rewarding hobby.

    ...and the look on the faces of the old people right before they go down, when you grab one out from under them,,,, priceless!


    I'm kidding!
     
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    Oh hell no; I'm going to be laughing about that one for a while.
     
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    Yep, I learned not to go below parallel the hard way. Back about 1994, I was feeling confident squatting 800 (free weight, not machine) after doing 1000 pounds. I went too low but was able to make it back to standing full height on my own. The noises my knees made were scary and my knees haven't been the same since.

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    That's 360 and change in kilos. Serious weight, respect!


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    Its something I keep an eye open for in charity shops and boot fairs, but as yet have not got any. The way my knees and hips are going, I am sure they will be needed at some point.

    I cut down these 3 pieces of Hazel early last year and they have been drying out waiting for me to do something with them.

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    If you think they will develop cracks during the drying process, a coat of latex paint (especially on the ends), or shellac will hopefully slow the process down enough to mitigate the cracking. That's an old trick used by wood bowl turners.

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    I have just dug them out of the shed and they look ok. Gave them a quick sand down, will shape the end next and then a quick coat of varnish. Then probably put a paracord wrap / loop on each one.
     
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    Not actively but I have few. Will keep a watch out for them at fleemarkets and stoop sales.
     
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    My idea of a canes:
    (My Collection so far)
    1x Cold Steel Slim Stick
    1x Cold Steel Dragon Walking Stick
    1x Martial Arts Bamboo Cane (very flexible on impact)
    1x My Great Grandfathers Bamboo Cane
     
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    Any chance of a photo?


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    I really like the idea of a Cold Steel slim stick. But I have heard in the UK you have to be a bit careful as they are quite often sold as weapons, therefore the police are a bit down on them.

    Hopefully my artritic hip would be enough of a good reason to carry one.