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Phenolic rod cane

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by bikerdoc, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Finally after over a year, and 3 operations, since John Shirley gave it to me, I finished this cane. :) Thank you John.:D

    Phenelic rod.
    I cut the handle piece at a 45 degree angle and secured it with epoxy and a 3 inch screw.
    Feels good.
    It has good heft and balance but is a little heavier and slower than my wood canes.
    I will be training with it next week. Meanwhile I will attacking a rag bag and hanging milk jugs filled with water

  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Looks good. How slick is it?
  3. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Smooth but grippy. Slides fine.
  4. glistam

    glistam Well-Known Member

    Cool! I'd be interested to see how the joint holds up.
  5. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    It needs more non slip grip, maybe a little bit of skateboard tape. I have been carrying and using a heavy hickory cane for years and I can pretty much say it is unbreakable. So far.
  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    For stick fighting, you actually want to be able to move/"drift"/slide your hands across the stick
  7. Sox

    Sox Well-Known Member

    Love these DIY project posts. Biker, what are the dimensions on that thing? Length, diameter, and weight?

  8. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    good looking stick!

    glad you are on the mend and feeling better Doc. Take care.
  9. craftsman

    craftsman Well-Known Member

    Beautiful!!! Nice work. For the hand grip - go to a bicycle store - either a rubber handlebar grip (like for a hybrid bike), or tape for the drop (racing style) handlebars. If you use handlebar tape, use a piece of masking tape to secure it just beyond the 90 degree angle, and tape towards the handle, overlapping 1/2 the tape width each time. I would suggest the cloth tape, rather than the plastic.

    My UWMW-PE cane is also a bit heavier than my oak sticks, but as you said, training with it will make all the difference.

    Try one of the tricks I use for my pellet rifle plinking ... Take those used plastic bags from food shopping, and jam them into the milk jug. Push them in tight, use a rod (broom handle works) to squish them down as tight as you can. They can take literally dozens of shots from the .22 Benji Maurader, so they can take a nice whuppin' from a cane.
  10. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Cool job ! I like it.
  11. glistam

    glistam Well-Known Member

    How's that handle joint holding up under impact training? At first glace I would worry about the screw and epoxy not doing the job but I've never worked with this type of material.
  12. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Still holding and intact.

    Grand daughter (8) on her bike, used it pull her sister behind on a skate board. I was not amused.
  13. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Just mark it up as real world stress testing.

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