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I'm in the process of making two more canes - for my two eye doctors - with a reg appointment set up for 7/7 I should be able to have them ready in time . . . but this morning had another of those BRILLIANT ideas.

Rather than one of the hardwood balls as the knob I'd like to install an approx 2" dia eyeball.

How does that hit you?

I've checked eBay, auto parts stores for gear shift knobs, door knob sources, etc., w/o much success.

Any ideas?

thanx

-neb
 

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Ordered eyeball shift gear knob from eBay today - WILL post pic if it works.

Will NOT if it doesn't.

:cool:

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Received today - Fri 6/5 - this is going to take some work but it looks VERY promising.

Stay tuned

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That stick will give new meaning to "I've got my eye on you" or "I'll keep an eye out for ya" ;) !! Or perhaps the Beatles song EYE Wanna hold your hand is more apropos :p
 

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On very RARE occasions I am blessed with a good imagination or idea and when I thought about perhaps finding locally (struck out!) or ordering on-line an eye-ball to use as the knob on the canes I'm making for the eye docs . . . well, I'm not saying this is in the genius level, but close.

Maybe.

<insert snort here>

The trick was after arrival drilling the 5/8" dowel hole in the dead center (approx) of the cane shaft...and that took several attempts. I was glad the shaft was already a bit long so sawing off a chunk or two didn't matter.

I'm quite pleased with the result. One cane done - another to go - this one is Autumn Olive . . . the next will be Silver Maple.

Both of them should be real "eye catchers"

<insert final snort here>

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