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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Duplicating a comfortable walking cane head and designs is a goal of mine. I have a stock of various hard wood sticks dried that have tops or former branches attached, but no such equipment. I imagine clamping the stick vertical and a router mounted that moves up and down and sideways as a offset lever is guided over a pattern of already good shaped head, pattern or form. What is available? Are there plans of building one?
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I built the unit from copycarver.com and like how it works. There is a learning curve, but it is very good for 'roughing out' your carvings. I see videos of machines doing finished work, but I have my doubts about it being practicle.
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Right now I have about 40 different designs for cane handles sketched out. At this time I only have about 3-4 cut out. I use 1/2" plywood, make a master, then use them for routing out my canes and handles. Right now I have two test canes I use, one pretty rough, and the other fair. As soon as I get another handle cut out and a new cane made, I'll be destroying these two - breaking them to see how much weight it will take to do it. Now just need a way of figuring out how to measure the weight. Here is a picture of my 'good' test cane. The picture is not great, because I had to enlarge it. The 'lozenge' below the handle is so people can have space to put info, or personalize, their cane.
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JOAT Thanks! The natural wood sticks I have gathered and dried are mostly from NC and Eastern US to Michigan and Canada. Henry
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