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    I have a old hame end laying around so figured it would make a good walking stick top. I whittled it in awhile back and finally pinned it in place today using copper washers and brass rod. The other end I'll put on a chunk of 1 inch emt flattened on one end. Thought about a tobacco spike but that's too pointed for my uses. I lan on scrapping this down a but and staining it with hemlock bark dye and then burnishing it with a chunk of antler and bear grease. I may apply some sort of something to the brass to dull it down, not much for shiny fooferall.

    anyhoo here is the start of the project

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    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?


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    There is white stuff on the ground!!!! Oh, yea, walking stick. Great idea on the hame. That should look great when you are finished.

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    Got one just like it hanging on the coat rack by the door.

    I treated mine with boiled linseed oil.

    I put a rubber crutch tip on it due to using it while walking along the road.
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    Now that there is purty.....NICE....
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    Mine are sometimes longer and mostly found to use at the time.
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    Have a fancy diamond willow with a fork....as walking stick and rifle rest.

    I do use that rubber end....on some doesn't make as much noise.

    Did have one that had a spike on the bottom....then fitted the rubber foot into a 2" piece of wood so I could pull it off if necessary.

    Used it on walks, to pick up alum cans with the spike.....
    Don't know what happened to that one...most likely left leaned up against something, somewhere....LOL

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    That's already beautiful.
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    That walking stick looks nice!

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    I also have one somewhat like with a tip very rugged and useful. Tut

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyt View Post
    I have a old hame end laying around so figured it would make a good walking stick top. I whittled it in awhile back and finally pinned it in place today using copper washers and brass rod. The other end I'll put on a chunk of 1 inch emt flattened on one end. Thought about a tobacco spike but that's too pointed for my uses. I lan on scrapping this down a but and staining it with hemlock bark dye and then burnishing it with a chunk of antler and bear grease. I may apply some sort of something to the brass to dull it down, not much for shiny fooferall.

    anyhoo here is the start of the project

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    I'm finishing up one with the same top. Must be the great minds thinking alike and all that.
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    What are you doing taking Randy's hame? Same top?

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    Most likely Randy's "Other" one....either that... or we now have two pairs that are missing the "Other one...."

    For those wondering what a "hame" is.......

    http://www.comfyfitharness.com/commonterms.html

    Actually found out what they were after finding 2 pair at a yard sale.....

    Were marked $20 bucks and were taped together.....in 2 pairs of pairs.
    Asked if they would take $20 bucks for "both of them".......

    Grandpa sitting in the back says...."That's pretty low....What are you gonna do with them?"
    Said ," Hang them on my cabin wall...... "


    So he says, "Take'em"....
    as I was walking away....he says...."You don't even know what they are do ya?"

    Realizing what deal I had just got.....I stopped and listened all about horse harness parts.....
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    You don't even know what they are do ya?


    That sounds like a challenge to me. He'd probable hung a pair or two in his day.

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    Yeah, and his grand kids didn't bat an eye....so it was "Take them, at least you appreciate this stuff....."
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    need a collar too otherwise hames aren't worth a darn, same with a wiffletree or doubletree
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Randy, you inspired me to finish the walking stick. The wood was turned by a friend (Australian Pine). I put a couple of coats of tung oil on it. I think it came out OK.

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    wow, that turned out awesome. Now you have inspired me to finish my walking stick.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Wow! looks fantastic. Now you're stylish and well armed.
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    It does make a rather efficient club.
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    Very nice........like that.....
    Come on Randy......you are up.....LOL
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    Tung oil. Love that stuff. Btw, how many coats did you use, and how heavy or light? And any sanding after? Pure Tung oil or some with additives?
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