Hello everyone. A couple weeks ago I was involved in an accident and although most of my injuries were minor I did come away with a broken ankle. I've been using crutches to get around on but my Dr. advises me now to start putting weight on my ankle as I learn to walk again. I would like to be able to get rid of my crutches soon and start using a cane. So I think in an effort to keep myself busy I thought I would try to make a walking cane myself. I have been doing some reading about it but most of the projects I've read about use a single solid piece of wood then shaped to size either by hand or turned on a lathe.
My question for you is do you think a cane would be just as strong if I were to glue up several different contrasting woods together then shaped or turned? I'm thinking maybe walnut or cherry and some other exotic wood in the center? As long as the grain all runs lengthwise wouldn't a glue up be strong enough. I'm just thinking if I'm going to make one I would like it to be special.
Any ideas or tips?