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Recycled wood walking sticks & a cane
« on: June 22, 2016, 05:47:20 AM »

I am a bit anal about recycling and reusing and it payed off this time. One bed headboard parts made 3 walking sticks and one cane. Took some injinudity to drill the ends of the long pieces of turned (lathe) pieces straight but once that was finished it was easy peasy.

Parts too long for the drill press so I had to swing the head off the side of the table then clamp a board with a hole in it directly below the drill bit.


I had cut off the top shaft so I could drill a hole the same size as the shaft on the bottom of the piece. End result is a nice strong joint when the pieces were glued together.


All of the sticks after glueing.


The finished walking stick without top ornament.


The finished cane. The handle is from a broken coffee table.


Experimented with a bird on the top but settled with the brass flower.




I came up with a way to spin the sticks so I could sand them but I am going to put that process in a different thread. The wood is oak so the sticks are light weight and strong plus the way the wood is shaped makes perfect hand holds at different heights.

Please recycle and reuse all that is possible.
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Re: Recycled wood walking sticks & a cane
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 07:46:56 AM »

Jim this is brilliant!  I love how you have given this cast-off wood new life!   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Recycled wood walking sticks & a cane
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 06:24:59 PM »

Absolutely ingenious. Love the way you use just about anything to create something new .
I suppose, you could even offer them as antique?
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Re: Recycled wood walking sticks & a cane
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 07:13:11 AM »

Thanks @enchantra and @asianfire.

I think the reason I like doing this kind of art is that it is always something different. I come across many things that I feel I can make something using them but at the time I do not know what they will be. I just know that if I keep them long enough I will have an idea pop into my head.

I had the headboard for over a year before I disassembled it then had the pieces for another six months before the idea popped into my head. I do not know what triggered the idea, it just happened. For me the fun part is figuring out how to make them fit together and have a finished product. The two that are not finished may never be finished because they are no fun now that I have completed two. I am now making a cane with wood that I got from an old coffee table. Actually I have two in the works from that table and they are totally different from anything I have done before and totally different from each other. One will have a cobra carving and the other is just a flat board with a lot cut out of it.
Jim

This next project is very obvious because a lot of the shaping is already finished.

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Re: Recycled wood walking sticks & a cane
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2017, 04:31:15 PM »

Always thinking outside the box Jim... I like that!! Great work....
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