This is Part 2 in the Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructables series.
The original Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructable describes how to make a Hiking Staff that converts into a Camp Stool.
Part 1 can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-Converts-into-a-Cha/
Part 2 Starts Here:
You've seen the three piece walking stick convert into a slick seat with the help of threaded copper plumbing fittings in Part 1. Now however, When swinging it on the trail in hiking mode, this staff needs something to distinguish it from looking like an old broom stick from the garage.
This Instructable describes how to add copper finial ends - that in additon to adding decorative elements to the staff - also add the following features:
- A cleat-like point at the bottom
- A concealed storage compartment at the top
...Stay tuned for Part 3 in this instructable series:
- Staff-Top provisions for an Illuminating Torch
Suscribe if you don't want to miss it.
Step 1: Copper Ends
(Don't remove all its tarnish though; highly polished its hue is too "pink.)
Especially in an outdoor rustic enviornment, copper's orange-brown glow just seems right.
Not only does copper have sophisticated ornamental qualities, it has a nice balance between workability and durability and it's readily available.
Copper raw goods, are easily mined at your local "Har-Whar" store (disguised as common household plumbing) ...Sorry Keweenaw http://www.exploringthenorth.com/ghost/towns.html
The previous copper rant was made possible through a grant by....The Semi-Precious Metals Speculative Investment Group of America and ....the generous donations of your local Pipefitters Union...and readers like you.
....Not really...Sorry, a PBS moment snuck in...
The threaded fitting shown in the middle below was introduced in the first Instructable. The next few steps here detail the cleat-like point on the working end (right) and the finial topper with storage (left).