When I first started using a cane, some years ago, I made a nice one out of laminated oak flooring. Loved that cane, then lost it when I laid it on the roof of my El Camino, got distracted, forgot it, drove off with still on the roof, and lost it. OK, went to the drugstore, bought one of their rather tacky wooden canes for about $20. It was OK, but then lost it, the same way. Drugstore, cane, $20. That was when I started making my own for real. As it turned out, lost that 2d drugstore cane as well, but by that time had another homemade cane. Lost another, but heard it hit, and was able to retrieve it. Lost another one or two the same way. Then the other day, lost a nice yardstick cane, heard it hit, went back twice, couldn't find it - it was dark and I was going to a sleep study for apnea. Got hold of the younger son, told him the story, asked him to look, It wasn't a great emergency, I have about 8 more in the Jeep, but a really nice cane, which he was able to find, fortunately.
But that was the final straw. Needed a cane holder of some sort, so they'd stay in place. Clips on large speaker magnets, you name it, I probably thought of it. Possibly the most workable idea was, to attach a small rare earth magnet to it. Then I realized what I was missing. I wasn't going by the K.I.S.S. principle - Keep It Simple Stupid. Problem solved. I have a rack on the Jeep. Hook the cane on the rack, pointed forward; now, even if I were to forget it was up there, as soon as I get in, and look forward, I can see it. I can even reach it without getting out. I'm a genius.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.