This is part 4 in the Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructable series.
The Original Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructable series includes the following:
Part 1: Make a three piece walking stick that converts into a Camp Chair.
Part 2: Add copper ends to a staff creating a bottom tip & a storage compartment on top.
Part 3: Add a flaming torch to the top of a staff to light your way
Part 4: Starts here...
It describes how to add a customized hand strap to the Multi-function Walking Stick using a rope winding technique to create a functional grip while improving the overall finished appearance of the staff.
Best of all, it utilizes an attachment feature already present in the Multi-Funcition Walking stick design.
Thus, it can be added or removed instantly without tools.
Step 1: Copper Fitting Joint
As seen in the photo, the copper fittings joining the threee sections of the staff have some exposed threads when screwed together.
The threads on the fittings have an increasing diameter taper by design, to ensure that at some point the threads will bottom out. This ensures a tight joint when threaded together however, it means the threads will tighten down and stop turning before the shoulders of the fittings meet.
Its almost as if the plumbers that designed these fittings were more concerned with achieveing a water proof joint without any consideration to how exposed threads would detract from the appearance when used as hiking stick fasteners....Imagine that!
Actually, this is a good thing...
That remaining gap is an opportunity to a add yet another functional feature to the Multi-Function Walking Stick. The gap becomes a fixing point for a hand strap.