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Old July 17, 2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Phenolic rod cane

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

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

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Old July 17, 2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Looks good. How slick is it?
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Old July 17, 2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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Smooth but grippy. Slides fine.
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Old July 17, 2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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Cool! I'd be interested to see how the joint holds up.
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Old July 17, 2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old July 17, 2014, 09:45 PM   #6
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For stick fighting, you actually want to be able to move/"drift"/slide your hands across the stick
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Old July 18, 2014, 09:39 PM   #7
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Love these DIY project posts. Biker, what are the dimensions on that thing? Length, diameter, and weight?

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Old July 19, 2014, 11:52 AM   #8
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good looking stick!

glad you are on the mend and feeling better Doc. Take care.
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Old July 19, 2014, 08:54 PM   #9
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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.
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Old July 23, 2014, 11:35 PM   #10
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Cool job ! I like it.
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Old July 31, 2014, 08:21 PM   #11
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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.
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Old August 3, 2014, 02:39 PM   #12
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Still holding and intact.

Grand daughter (8) on her bike, used it pull her sister behind on a skate board. I was not amused.
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Still holding and intact.

Grand daughter (8) on her bike, used it pull her sister behind on a skate board. I was not amused.
Just mark it up as real world stress testing.
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