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Hello all....

Wish this could be under better circumstances, but I am finally at the age where a cane is going to be needed on a semi permanent basis....and as stubborn as I am I will probably end up with two (hopefully matching)....as a walker just doesnt appeal to me....yet... tons of upper body strength, just a bad back.... we will see.

I already have found gem on Fleabay, but it was damaged in shipping...so it will need some repair, plus it is a bit tall for me so it will need to be cut down an inch or two anyway. A nice custom Walnut cane with a "very" custom handle. It should be able to be salvaged, if not I will be looking for "cutoffs"....lol...lost all my 40 plus years of cutoff "keepers"....oh well...

I am very sure I will have plenty of questions and will find my way to the correct forum.

I am a retired fourth gen construction worker...unfortunately I lost nearly everything I had...house, cars, tools, this past Xmas, but that is life. Significant health issues other than back....cant really work because of which....long sad story....I know....

Anyway that is my life in a small nutshell.....emphasis on "nut". lol....I do have an odd sense of humor, so if I offend anyone, please dont take it personally...just let me know to "tone it back a bit"...while I know that we all will not agree on everything(wouldnt life be boring?) I hope to learn as much as possible here.

Thanks....

Nathan
 

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welcome Nathan , hope you enjoy your stay here , great people with a lot of knowledge to share is what i have found here.
 

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Welcome to the site Nathan hope things pick up for in the near future

I am sure that you find the site helpful , plenty of people on line with some experience ,lots of different view points , most are not afraid of constructive criticism which I think we all need to improve our work.
 

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agreed cobolt , constuctive criticism helps you learn , no point hiding behind a fog of false praise as you would never work to improve yourself .
 

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welcome aboard Nathan. I got interested in sticks after I found that I would be needing one too. I think that's how a lot of people get started. I hope your situation improves.

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Welcome Nathan. One or two sticks? Not gonna happen. If you are here you have been bitten by the stick bug. No cure I'm afraid. Great support here so their is some hope............... ;) ;)
 

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Welcome! Lots to learn here and who knows, maybe stick making can become a new income stream and at least it's something to take your mind off your troubles for awhile. As far as strange humor is concerned.. We are, for the most part, a bunch who are perfectly happy being locked in a workshop,getting covered in sawdust,woodchips and varnishes while staring at a piece of wood!
 

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Welcome to the forum Nathan. Great group here. Look forward you your sharing.
 

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The most help is to go insane, its a obsessive pastime takes over your free time but very relaxing and rewarding so to hell with the rest of the world , and go for it

but don't get stuck into a rut do a wide range of items it will help develop ideas better, and improve your skills
 
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