Last reply 2 months ago
Making a walking stick – experience?


I have started to have a stick on standby for going out. It is more of a balance than a load-bearing thing.

Being an ex-cyclist who likes light, blingy carbon fibre things I decided to go for a carbon stick. Not bloody likely as they are 60+ quid. All black, as subtle as I can make it. No patterns or stickers for me, not my thing.

I have spoken to a friend (a composite engineer with Renault F1 – quite handy!) and she recommended the right stuff for the shaft. £25 delivered.

The ferrules for the bottom are cheap as chips and easy to get.

I am struggling to find a supplier of partially finished handles that don’t have a self-tapping screw to drive into a wooden body. I just need a 40x144mm plug and wondered if anyone had had any prior experience with DIY cane making?

Thank you.

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2 months ago

40x14mm plug. Fat fingers. Apols.

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