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Bringing back an older thread about making canes from stair balusters. Being an old stair builder I have a few somewhere around here. I like the suggestion of using them for canes. I will have to dig a few out and see what I can do with them.

Also if some of you are looking for a few of them, go to a trim supply locally, they have every kind you can think of.

Thanks Randy for the idea. Did you round the square part?
 

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Bringing back an older thread about making canes from stair balusters. Being an old stair builder I have a few somewhere around here. I like the suggestion of using them for canes. I will have to dig a few out and see what I can do with them.

Also if some of you are looking for a few of them, go to a trim supply locally, they have every kind you can think of.

Thanks Randy for the idea. Did you round the square part?
Yes jim , I rounded the top carving a face ahd leaves. I am working on a second one now. It is oak. and I am carving Dogwood flowers in the rounded top. Both cam out of an old home that was being remodeled.
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I am serious Randy, I would have never dreamed that a stair baluster could ever make a walking cane that looked that great, that is absolutely beautiful. Now I have really got to dig some of the left over balusters out and give them a shot. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I use the stairs holding on to the baluster (banister in English) every day and have never considered it for any other use.
A bit bulky originally for canes but I see the possibilities with some shaping! I think mine is red oak and don't know much about it.
 

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I use the stairs holding on to the baluster (banister in English) every day and have never considered it for any other use.
A bit bulky originally for canes but I see the possibilities with some shaping! I think mine is red oak and don't know much about it.
The cane is a bit bulky at the top 1/2 but with the taper It is not all that heavey. It is mostly a conversation piece. The balusters are what we call the pillars or post holding up the hand rail or banester over here. I have some thiner ones a freind gave me but I like a heaver or thicker shank. A minimum of 25 mm or 1 inch. I just feel that is the safer for most users. Thats is just my preference. Some use as small as 1/2 inch.
 
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