Introduction: Tractor Cane Holder
My 92 year old Dad needed an upgrade on his Garden Tractor. It seems he was tired of forgetting where he placed his cane and running it over. I told him to check under his wheels before he moved his tractor and he said " yah right". He really wanted to mount it on the tractor engine cover with some closet broom hanger and though it was a good idea I thought of a better idea with what he already had. LETS DO THIS RIGHT NOW!
Step 1: Parts
1 Bungie Cord
2 Screws to mount the hook
Drill and drill bits
Driver to fit the screws
Step 2: Easy Stuff
This cane holder is a design I have on my kayak to hold the paddle off to one side. I made this as simple possible without buying hardware.
Remember when you drill any holes that the drill doesn't go shooting through into something important and that the metal bits don't fall into the engine.
First you need to drill holes loose enough so that the bungie hooks will slide in. I found I had to bend the hook to one side and once they are in bend them back. The distance between hooks was planed with the bungie tension in mind. If your bungie is too long you can shorten it by tying a new knot. You also have to mount the bungie on the outside or downhill side of the engine cover which makes sense when you mount the hook.
Step 3: The Hook
This I found in my Dad's can of stuff. It is amazing what these old timers collect. It was a mirror J-bracket. Also I found these screws in the same can. I placed the cane parallel to the bungie cord and mounted the hook to the center of the bungie cord like in the picture. I bent the hook up a little more to hold the bungie cord better.
Step 4: Thats It!
My Dad thought I was clever and I'm going to let him think that. It functions very well and he no longer misplaces his cane when he's out in the garden.
I hope this is useful to you.