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  • BrendieH commented on mmh's instructable How to Make a Custom Fancy Walking Cane3 months ago
    How to Make a Custom Fancy Walking Cane

    I think this is a great instructable. I plan on making my own cane.It wasn't cool to put the instructor's tutorial down because the method doesn't fit your view. The way you make your canes (look more like walking/hiking sticks/staffs) and the method used in this tutorial are two different styles. You find dead wood & test it. Great. Being a whittler myself I know you must whittle the bark off before you sand it. Shape a handle. Stain & protect it. I make wood spirit men out of dead pine limbs from my yard. Small items. Similar process.By following this Instructable, you can make a few canes from a single board of maple with a cherry handle and collar made from different wood. Or different variations. Then, you can also add designs (carving: manual or dremel) too depending on yo...

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    I think this is a great instructable. I plan on making my own cane.It wasn't cool to put the instructor's tutorial down because the method doesn't fit your view. The way you make your canes (look more like walking/hiking sticks/staffs) and the method used in this tutorial are two different styles. You find dead wood & test it. Great. Being a whittler myself I know you must whittle the bark off before you sand it. Shape a handle. Stain & protect it. I make wood spirit men out of dead pine limbs from my yard. Small items. Similar process.By following this Instructable, you can make a few canes from a single board of maple with a cherry handle and collar made from different wood. Or different variations. Then, you can also add designs (carving: manual or dremel) too depending on your skill level. You can sell them or give them away. You have more options with this version in my opinion.

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  • BrendieH commented on Owen Geiger's instructable Step-by-Step Earthbag Building2 years ago
    Step-by-Step Earthbag Building

    Thank you! This will be a weekend project.My plan involves:Hobbit House with deck on roof. Guest rooms will be added later on.Earth bag fence around perimeter with pvc pipe along the top (keeps coyotes out).Water tankCellarA work shopA garageSolar panels, fenced off so my crazy dog can't get near them.All on a couple acres. Also, big enough for my crazy dog to run around.

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  • BrendieH commented on Owen Geiger's instructable Step-by-Step Earthbag Building2 years ago
    Step-by-Step Earthbag Building

    Was wondering about electricity? Where do the wires go? Perhaps it is a stupid question...I am about to return to college for the first time in years. I've been wanting to build an Earthbag house but need my two questions answered.

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