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Phenolic rod cane

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

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  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    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

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  2. JShirley

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    Looks good. How slick is it?
     
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    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Smooth but grippy. Slides fine.
     
  4. glistam

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

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

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

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  8. Yo Mama

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    good looking stick!

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

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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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    Cool job ! I like it.
     
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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.
     
  12. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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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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    Just mark it up as real world stress testing.
     
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