Monday, January 25, 2010

More Canes

My wife and I have been married almost 30 years now. Shortly after we married her grandmother moved from a house to a one room apartment. She either gave away or sold a house full of belongings that had accumulated over many years. One of the things that she gave us was a pair of crystal door knobs.

I've thought for all those years about what to do with them and for most of that time wanted to make a couple of canes. I finally broke down the other day and got energetic. I took an old tool handle, cut it and stained it, then got a piece of copper pipe fitting. I put it all together and the results were pretty nice. I think I still need to add a coat or two of varnish, but right now it's more or less finished. I like how it turned out.

I don't need to use it, but might just to be fashionable.



Delirious said...

That turned out nice!

Mr. Giggles said...

Very nice!

Nene said...

I think it looks pretty cool! Did Dad ever give you any of his canes from Africa? I've got one. We used it in a Seminary video for a king's septer one time. :0)

Twist's Tales said...

Mom and Dad did give us an African cane, but one day it fell over and broke into two pieces. It was kind of fragile with 3 spirals for part of the cane. I still have it, but haven't fixed it yet.

Inklings said...

You did a good job with that -it's cute!