Picture of Star Trek TOS  phaser cane
My Dad is an aging Trekie so for Christmas I wanted to give him a present he would use.  I decided to make him a cane that he would really appreciate.  So I designed a cane after the type 2 phaser from Star Trek TOS.  Here is the steps I took to build it.
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Step 1: What you will Need

Picture of What you will Need
To build this cane I searched for a template and found a picture that had the right angle I was looking for.
After that I used a piece of 1"x10"x4' piece of premium pine for the handle of the cane/phaser.
I then went to Radio Shack and purchased a button switch, a battery holder, a Blue 10mm LED, and some batteries.  I used CR2032 batteries. 
   Wood 1x10x4
   Masking Tape
   10 mm LED
   Wire I used 20 gauge wire
   Battery Holder
   Acrylic Rod I used 5/8 inch, I would recommend 3/4 inch.  I bought from tap-plastics.
  Spray paint
  Epoxy or cement  I used Duco Cement

   Soldering Iron
   Band saw or Jig Saw
   C Clamps
  Sand Paper
   Drill with bits
  Bench Top Vise
  Carving tools
  Belt sander/table sander

Step 2: Template

Picture of Template
For the Template I found a picture on-line and enlarged it to a size I found would be the best fit for a cane handle for my father.  I printed it out and then covered the picture in clear masking tape.  I then used an exacto knife to cut out the out line for the type 2 phaser.  I then used the template to out line what I needed to cut on the wood.

Step 3: Cutting the woodty

Picture of Cutting the woodty
After you have your outline drawn out use your band saw or jig saw to cut out the pieces.  After I had the 2 main pieces I put them together and measured out what I would need for the Type 1 phaser (which will double as the battery cover) and the rear fins.  I cut out these pieces as well.  After I cut out the pieces I used a belt sander/ table sander to make them even and shape the handle, type 1 phaser and rear fins.

I'm going to need to make one for my self!

oldmicah2 years ago
Nicely done!
WriterChick2 years ago
That's awesome. Hope your dad likes it as much as the 'ible community will!