Introduction: Training Cane for Todler
This cane was made for the purpose of transitioning from a walker to a cane. The canes were purchased at a local pharmacy. They were the same size. By shortening one of the canes bottom sections, and modifying the cut section into two pieces, the "assistive" cane was created.
You will need to use a saw to cut the original cane and a tool to round the cut sections to fit against the second cane (identical length for both pieces is important). Using a Drimel tool may come in handy (in example shown, drill press was used). ** Use protective eye wear during all metal cutting processes.**
You will also need a drill and metal drill bit to drill through both bottom sections of the canes (identical length from floor). It is very important you drill the canes when the are on a level surface and rubber shoes have already been inserted on the bottom of both canes. You will need two nuts (nylon lock nuts or cap nuts), and two bolts (approximately 8" cut to fit), slightly smaller than the drill holes.
Then assemble as shown. **It is important to file any sharp corners or edges**
This cane was used to transition from a walker to a cane. The adult would walk behind the child. If successful, You will not need the longer section of the cane for long. Once the child is able to use the cane without adult assistance, the canes cane be separated.