Introduction: Super Easy Walking Sticks

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The walking stick is generally thought of as a hiking aid but those of us with bad backs or knees can use them in place of canes for support while standing or help getting out of a chair. I have a number of different sticks Ive rescued from brush piles but some time ago I was shortening a salvaged curio/bookcase and realized the left over bits would make a fine walking stick. Of course that was before I found instructable and Ive been on the look out for the materials to share the making on here

Step 1: The Basic Material

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You can find similar pieces at thrift stores, yard sales or occasionally on the curb. This one is a little thinner than Id like but the cost was right (curb find)

Step 2: Disassemble

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ok, so you've found your victim, now its time to take it apart, all the ones Ive found where simple screwed together, so just unscrew all the pieces until you have a pile of parts

Step 3: Assemble

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Now for the tricky part... decide how many pieces it will take to make the stick the lenght you desire and start screwing the pieces together.  I prefer the top to be just under my chin, Ive found thats the right height to support me when standing

Step 4: Options

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The black pole in the center is my favorits, its strong yet light. The chrome skull is a recycled steering wheel knob and rotates. My other favorite includes a florida toothpick (actually a 6" scratch awl) in the top section, theres also a hole in the top that takes a solar light, which unfortunately broke = (   The rubber bottoms are originally intended to protect floors from chair and table legs, I got lucky that the sizes available worked well for me

Comments

Hellchild (author)2010-08-14

I used to have a buick like that! It's a LeSabre, right?

mikeyd1951 (author)2010-06-16

great idea, maybe a little difficult to keep them straight but I'll be checking out the curbs and flea mrkts.

porcupinemamma (author)2010-04-25

very spiffy!

l8nite (author)porcupinemamma2010-04-25

thank you

Scott_Tx (author)2010-04-23

Ha, when I saw the first picture I was thinking, simple? that looks like a lot of turning on the lathe to me.

l8nite (author)Scott_Tx2010-04-23

Thanks for commenting ! !  The sticks get a lot of compliments with a number of ppl thinking the same as you did, they seem amazed when I explain what they really are

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