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Nice! Maple bark finishes up nicely. what did you use for a finish? I've wondered about that kind of connection for a handle. Just got one of the round tenon makers and wondered how sturdy these handles are. Do you use glue? The world wants details!
Yup, good work. And I'll third the request on how the join was made.
To all of your questions the handle was joined with titebond wood glue premium II. No I didn't use a tennon cutter, I hand carved the dowel. Yes I did sand off the bark and the handle holds just fine no give at all, I walk a lot so it has got several miles of use and still holds just fine.Very nice Mike!
I have a question as well...
So when you harvested the stick did you just clean up the bark or did you sand some of it off and that's the underbark showing? I really like
that style of cane and you did a wonderful job on it. I have the tool, tenon cutter from lee valley tools to do that kind of joint but have only
done it with the thick dowel style cutter so far.