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Welcome from Middle TN. I use copper reducers then put rubber into the end. That gets the look, but also allows for traction and indoor use.
JJireh, how do U secure the copper reducer to the stick and what do you use for the rubber stopper if I may ask?

Could U post a pic? I am looking for readily assessable alternatives to the rubber chair tips I have been getting from Home Deposit or Lowlys. Sounds like a good solution.

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Welcome from Middle TN. I use copper reducers then put rubber into the end. That gets the look, but also allows for traction and indoor use.
JJireh, how do U secure the copper reducer to the stick and what do you use for the rubber stopper if I may ask?

Could U post a pic? I am looking for readily assessable alternatives to the rubber chair tips I have been getting from Home Deposit or Lowlys. Sounds like a good solution.

TX

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I'm not JJireh but here's what I do. I've been using copper couplers or short sections of 3/4 copper pipe. I like the added stability of the larger size but it's still not as bulky looking as a rubber cane tip. For the rubber I buy rubber stoppers and turn them down to fit. I drill and countersink the rubber and secure it with a screw up through the center. The copper is either epoxied or pinned on the shank. So far the tips have been holding up well. I haven't priced couplers lately but I figure I have around $3 in each cane tip.

I prefer the look of brass but copper is a lot less expensive.

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brass ferules in the Uk are under $1.5 of your dollars

There are far harder wearing they usually have a heavy duty steel on the bottom base I always fit them then fit a rubber ferule over them

you don't need to screw them to the shank just shape the shank base then epoxy in .will out last copper many times over . should last the life time of the stick easily
 

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Big-O looks like you've made a bunch of sticks so far. Are you letting your blanks cure at least a year before using them?
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No sir, the ones pictured in my gallery were cut about 4 months ago. From what I'm reading I did not let the cure long enough.
I've found the year of seasoning to be more of a guideline than a rule. I've done sticks that have cured for just a couple months and have been fine.
 
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