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Molon Labe cane

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by bikerdoc, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    On a whim I tried my hand at carving oak. Not bad for a first effort.

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  2. glistam

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    Nicely done. You can write "ΔΕΞΑΙ" on the business end.

    How do you join the handle like that?
     
  3. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. Owen Sparks

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    Isn't that called a derby handle?
     
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    Re: Derby Handle.

    Not quite. There a particular "S" curve to the derby handle.
     
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    Nice Work!
     
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    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
     
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    Digger,
    Go for it my friend, it is as addictive as knives and guns.
    Show us the finished project.
     
  9. Owen Sparks

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    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.
     
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    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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