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JUST getting started on this project and wanted to share a BRILLIANT idea - be sure to order my book "How I Became Humble" - I went to the local coin store today and bought one FDR Presidential dollar - why him? Because he began his presidency in 1933 the same year I was born.

Why did I want a dollar coin? Because it's 100 cents.

For Cane #100 - if you do not catch the significance, I pity you.

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PLUS if all goes as planned on the opposite side will be a 1" dia brass plate engraved #100...both of them countersunk.

It's been suggested this be my final "indoor" cane until next fall.

Hmmmmm, I wonder why.

:cool:

-neb
 

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norson, you are an inspiration! Your enthusiasm knows no limits, I hope that I don't offend you by saying " You have the energy of a fella half your age" I would imagine that by time I post this reply your cane will not be far from finished, so I look forward to seeing No 100! :goodjob: N.
 

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:thumbsu: I am very pleased by your comments . . . we have a family joke around here and it goes like this. "I make those canes to keep me out of the bars" to which my granddaughter said, "And as we all know that's a real problem."

Believe me, it's NOT a problem. But more likely is the fact my projects "consume" me - my bride's words - 62 years this past Sunday. And it's true.

I'll need help countersinking those two "coins" - that may take a week or so - but in the meantime I'll get working on the shank, sanding my eyes out, probably.

And as they say in show biz, stay tuned.
 

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A Forstner bit is best but you can get by with a SHARP spade bit. More chance of tear out with the spade bit plus depending on how long the center point is, you may need to grind some off.

Another option is I have an old adjustable auger bit in a brace that I use for larger odd sized holes. It could stand to be sharper and the screw point in the center might go thru a handle like that. I don't think anyone is still making the adjustable auger bits though.

FDR dollar coin? I live in a cave. I didn't know we were making a new series of coins.

Congrats on 100!

I think I have 6 completed. I'm not even going to try to catch up to you.

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The inset on the coin is a great Idea! I have been collecting the National Park quarters to do the same thing with, though I had planned to put them on the shank of a walking stick. A Forstner bit is the way to go on making the recess. They are not too terribly expensive at any of the big box hardware/lumber stores. You may even be able to get what you need at your local hardware ( I always try to shop local).

100 canes in how long? Your ambition and drive truly amaze!
 

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At one time I had a full set of Forstner bits, plus a nice drill press.

Q: Did you happen to notice "past tense" ????

That is why I'm leaning upon a friend to countersink those "coins"

We were visiting friends and she had a hand-me-down cane made and used by her grandfather, so of course it's priceless to her and her kids. That got me to thinking and wondering (since I've been a woodworker for 30+ years and really enjoyed it) could I make a cane? I made the first one in Jun 13 - coming up on three years. My one and only son now has it - Cane #1 for #1 son.

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-neb
 

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You know, if you had two coins you could put tails on the other side. How did you get lucky and find a bit the right size for the coin?
 

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Confession: I paid someone to countersink those holes for me and even then the FDR "hole" is a wee bit too large.

But I can deal with it.

It will not keep me awake tonight.

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RUSH?

Good grief! I've had that shank/stick since Dec 1...which equates to a world record for moi.

Ask my family :cool:

As stated previously my projects consume me. And I'm very anxious to get #100 done.

I sincerely hope some g-g-grandkid doesn't sell it in the yard sale for $3.00.

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RUSH?

Good grief! I've had that shank/stick since Dec 1...which equates to a world record for moi.

Ask my family :cool:

As stated previously my projects consume me. And I'm very anxious to get #100 done.

I sincerely hope some g-g-grandkid doesn't sell it in the yard sale for $3.00.

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There is a good way to ensure that your sticks get the respect they deserve.....introduce your grandkids (or try to) to stickmaking! I think that stick with dave has managed to get his grand child interested! N.
 
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