Molon Labe cane


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bikerdoc
October 2, 2012, 04:13 PM
On a whim I tried my hand at carving oak. Not bad for a first effort.

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glistam
October 2, 2012, 08:51 PM
Nicely done. You can write "ΔΕΞΑΙ" on the business end.

How do you join the handle like that?

bikerdoc
October 2, 2012, 09:01 PM
How do you join the handle like that?

3/4 shaft, with glue grooves into 3/4 inch hole in the handle drilled with a 3/4inch paddle bit. wood glue sets and I add a thin screw to secure. ( visible in first picture as I had not hack sawed of the head and filed it smooth yet. also had not given it a light coat of spray satin poly yet.)
Hope this helps.

Owen Sparks
October 2, 2012, 09:44 PM
Isn't that called a derby handle?

hso
October 2, 2012, 09:51 PM
Re: Derby Handle.

Not quite. There a particular "S" curve to the derby handle.

Deltaboy
October 2, 2012, 10:13 PM
Nice Work!

Digger Odell
October 4, 2012, 12:26 AM
Hi doc !!! :)

Very nice job. I have been contemplating to do just what you did, so I wouldn't be out of place with my alum. folder when I travel with my son when he is reenacting. You gave me the incentive to do it. I was just looking for the right wood to use. Right now I have a piece of maple to use for the time being.
Good luck with your future projects.

Digger

bikerdoc
October 4, 2012, 07:25 AM
Digger,
Go for it my friend, it is as addictive as knives and guns.
Show us the finished project.

Owen Sparks
October 4, 2012, 01:44 PM
I saw one like this the other day but it was one piece.
The handle was made from a short section of the trunk of a small tree and the cane was the branch. It sort of looked like a hammer with a really long handle. It was store bought so the owner had no idea what type of wood it was.

AJumbo
October 5, 2012, 06:54 PM
I've made much the same type of cane with ironwood. The trouble lies in finding an ironwood branch that's straight AND longer than 20 inches. I even used the same handle attachment, though I used Gorilla Glue instead of wood glue.

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