Thanks guys. And the yardstick cane handles are really easy, all you need is some good glue, and magic.
The next one are going to be better (at least I think so) and more variety. Last night I started a dragon head to top a staff. Somehow I have a wolf head instead.
All of the cane sites clam that a man 6' should use a 36" cane. I say that is horsehocky. I am 5'7" and my canes are going to be 40", whih should be about right for me - been rasing the height all along, and still not quite where I like it. If someone wants one a bit longer, I'm am prepared to do that, but at a slight cost because lengthening one over 40" wlll take away some wood I could otherwise use. The yardstick canes I'm going to leave as is, I could stretch the bottom a bit, but think that would look sorta funny. I did get ahold of some 1 meter sticks, that are just shy of 40", metric one side, imperial on the other, neat. I figure one on each side.
Once the handles are routed I can sketch the figure with mathic marer, on most of them. My two elephant, lion, grumpy fish, and grumpy turtle designs are too complex to draw them out in less than probably two hours, minmum. So, think I ill have to make stencils for them to speed things up, and make them consistent. I would prefer rubber or silicone stamps, but don't think I can get the detail I want with stamps. Make my own, of course. The only canes that will be colored will be some of what I decide to keep for myself. If anyone elsw wants a colored cane will either have to do it themselves, or get charged a whole bunch to have it done by me. The plain handle, on the Jeep hood, with fast food behind it, is one I will redo for myself, no design. However, will also make at least one more, and put some sort of bird design on. I know the handle looks a bit strange, but it is really comfortable. Which is why all my handles have a little bump, it make the handle more comfortable. They also have a hook on the end, to hang it up, hook things off the top shelf, or at the back of the shelf. I didn't want to bend the end of my duck bills, and so was born the vampire duck canes. LMAO
I love woodworking. Oh yeah, this time I will try to get a decent picture of each design I make.
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