Introduction: Cane

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How to make a cane with just a few things. reuse fallen branches to make a display cane, instead of burning it and sending the smoke into the air.

Step 1: Getting the Branch

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wood burning tool
clear wire
fallen branch

find a good size branch in the woods or in your backyard that has fallen. Cut to the size you need, with the saw.

Step 2: Cut to Size

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After you cut the branch to the size you want then you can cut off the other smaller branches on it (but leave a little stud on it, to look more natural). Do not get a branch that is straight you want to make sure that it is curved. And remove the bark with the knife.

Step 3: Fingers

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Now you can carve the grips into it using the knife. Use a pencil trace your fingers on to the cane. then cut the fingers out like a " U "

Step 4: Sanding

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use sand paper to sand the cane. use 80 grit and 120 grit.

Step 5: Design

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Then you can put your design on the cane.

Step 6: Stain

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Add the stain to the cane.

Step 7: Showcase

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Now if you want to showcase your work, take some clear wire or what ever you have, tie both ends to a screw and drive the screw into the stud on the wall.


eyerobot (author)2010-03-06

I really like the cane you made, It reminds me of living back in the hills where everything isnt for public approval.

I noticed that you place the handle in an upright position, Rather than installing a horizontal handle.

I was wondering if the cane would still be made to 44 inches length, If you were going to install a horizontal handle, Because your handle is actually a few inches from the top of the cane. 

Im working on a cane made from a Birchwood limb, And one of the branches actually forms a nice handle, So I was curious if the length of it would remain the same when not using a vertical handle.

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