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raising cane
« on: November 06, 2015, 05:56:30 AM »
there are many vids on youtube about self defense with a cane.
 
canes are cheap and VERY effective with a little practice.
 
ladys.. please dont practice on hubby or the kids.
 
http://www.enasco.com/c/farmandranch/Hog+Equipment/Canes/?ref=breadcrumb
 
I have been out in the bush these last cpl weeks and I am always looking for interesting things to make a cane or walking stick.
 
lately I have found small burls (fungus) growing on small pine trees.
 
most are the sz of an orange or apple. perfect. not too big or bulky
 
most of the burls are too close to the ground or other branches to make a cane or staff . .
 
but my mind ( this has been  keeping me up at night) has come up with a way to attach  just  the burl, to any length stick. very solid.
 
I will cut the burl off flush, then using a forstner bit, drill a hole the sz of the shaft and insert with glue and small sunk brads.
 
some spar varnish and its done.
 
it will never come off.
 
I will do a pic after hunting season and have one together.
 
these burls are rare and hard to find until you hit the right spot.
 
but when you find one.. you will probably find many.
 
I got 12 in one spot with several on one small tree.
 
 
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 09:50:14 AM »
That burl looks awesome, but I would think that hardwood would be the choice for something you'd want to put your weight on or use in Bartitsu. Could you make it in two parts and connect the burls to something like an oak or ash staff?
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 03:16:05 PM »
you are right zed and I am already working on installing it on stronger wood. but light also.
 
will be my project for the winter as I have a cpl dozen in the house right now.
 
will do pix at different stages but I am NOT good at pix and posting them.
 
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 07:04:28 PM »
well.. the
'insert image'
isnt working for me.
it doesnt let me search my computer for image.
 
the table with 3 legs is very much what it looks like
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burls. found this on the working forum... wow
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 07:13:58 PM »
 
  Anyhow here are the pics.

 
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 04:26:53 PM »
Gnarly!
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 05:07:56 PM »
can you imagine the hrs of sanding to get that ready for varnish? :o
 
I put 8 hrs of sanding into one of my log chairs
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Re: raising cane
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 07:55:56 PM »
that is why they invented sand blasting

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Re: raising cane
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 05:32:16 AM »
I just cant see me going to saudi arabia and dragging a chair thru the desert. ::)
 
is there a beach nearby? :-\
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