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    Cane

    Awhile back I posted a thread about a Lathe Bed Extension for my mini lathe, so I could turn a cane. I have arthiritis in my knees. I may have to have surgery in the near future.

    I had a 2" square piece of Bocote left over from a guitar build about 32" long.
    I had some pictures of turning it on the lathe but they have disapeared. I didn't have enough of the Bocote for the handle so I used a piece of Mahogany dyed it with black leather dye and several coats of shellac. I tied a Turks Head knot to seperate the handle from the shaft.

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    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 03-17-2011 at 04:13 AM.
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    Looks pretty sturdy Dan!

    Nice to make things like that for yourself.


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    Fine looking cane and looks like it should hold up fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Fine looking cane and looks like it should hold up fine.
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    Good lookin cane Dan!!! Bocote is one of my favorite woods. I always enjoy seeing something good made using it.
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    Great looking cane Dan!
    The Bocote looks great.
    Well done.

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    Bummer about your knees, but if you're gonna use a cane, it might as well be a nice one like that.
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    Very nice looking cane, definitely a one of a kind personal item.
    Looks very stout.
    Did you have a problem with it flexing while turning?
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    Great looking cane
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Did you have a problem with it flexing while turning?
    Didn't really have any problem with flexing, It's 1" at the bottom and 1" at the top. but I did use a steady rest just to be safe.
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