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Have any of you had any success (a relative word, I guess) adapting a handsaw handle to a hand made cane? If so do you have pictures? And/or provide somewhat easy-to-follow instructions.

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The only ones I have seen, the guy cut a silhoutte of a saw handle and shaft out of one piece of pine. It looked about as classy as it sounds.
 

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I've been pondering the same thing. There were a bunch of old saws at one of the local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store for a couple of buck a piece. I haven't figured out a good way yet. Best idea, cut away a portion of the handle at the flat edge of the blade, and attach the shaft from the side.
 

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The only ones I have seen, the guy cut a silhoutte of a saw handle and shaft out of one piece of pine. It looked about as classy as it sounds.
If I'm reading this right I agree. I've seen the ones cut to look like a saw and I've seen ones that looked like they stuck a dowel in the end of the handle. They looked mass produced and cheaply done. A tapered shank would look better. All looked purpose made to me instead of being converted saw handles.

I would hate to see an actual antique saw torn up to make a cane. Norson the saws you show were made after the decline in the quality of hand saws had already happened. I doubt anyone would have their feelings hurt if you re-used the handles for canes.

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