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pstlpkr

Lifer
Dec 14, 2009
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Birmingham, AL
Hey Irish,
I made one form my Mother a while back.

I had her press her palm into some modeling clay, then squeeze it.

It produced a natural shape that was easy for her to hold on to.

Then I reproduced the shape out of "iron wood", then attached it to a shaped dowel of oak.

I measured from her natural hand position (arm down) when she was standing to the floor and added 1/2".

She always has it with her.

I also put some decorative rings near the narrow end (close to the ground) that she could easily grasp.

She and "Pretty Boy" like to take walks and occasionally she'll encounter big dogs that think they can pick on PB.

She'll give them a good whop with the iron wood end... problem solved.

I attached the head of the cane with a 5/8" threaded rod about 4" long and wood glue.

TSA let it through when she flew to see my Uncle, but made a comment about its alternate use. :D

 

baronsamedi

Lifer
May 4, 2011
5,688
5
Dallas
Here it is. It's 48" long, but you could shorten it if needed. It's made of mountain cedar so it's stout but very light. The "beak" hook on it is nifty too. If you want it, I'll send it to you. I just gotta figure out how to mail it!
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tslex

Lifer
Jun 23, 2011
1,482
12
Blackthorn stick.
End of thread.
OK, kidding -- there are lots of choices. But a good blackthorn, while not cheap, will last forever -- at least insofar as that term has meaning for humans. Your grandson will be giving it to his grandson.
Be sure to get the real thing, not that plastic thing Cold Steel sells.
Plenty of sources on the web. Black thorn
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[ETA: didn't see the offers above before posting. Buying one from a member is a great way to go as well, of course.]

 

photoman13

Lifer
Mar 30, 2012
2,825
2
I would build one that the stem of a billiard pipe stem would slide into the top of. That way you could carry a pipe in it! :puffpipe:

 
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