Ozzy made his Dad a walking stick!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OzzyOsborne, May 12, 2013.

  1. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    My Dad is 72, he's getting old and whilst he's still quite active, his knees give him trouble. He walks OK, but has had surgery/operations on his knees in the past, so when he sits down now, he has trouble getting back up!

    I previously gave him a 'slingshot' for his birthday, he appreciated the wood & effort, craftmanship etc. but wasn't interested in 'slingshots'

    So he asked me to make him something practical - a stick to help him stand up!

    He didn't want an old man's cane, (a boring broomstick!) - just a good sturdy stick with character, and a good grip to hoist himself up

    So here it is...

    I kept it with character, nice and knobbly, with some of the natural bark and markings/knots left in. It had a natural thumb fork, so I kept it and shaped it a little. Has a nice grip in the palm and thumb

    Finished as usual with yacht varnish - high gloss!

    Hope he likes it!
     

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Nice work and a very thoughtful gift!
     

  3. squidget

    squidget Junior Member

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    that is not just beautiful work but a beautiful job as with your slingshots you are a skilled craftsman
     
  4. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Very good woodwork:D
     
  5. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    That looks great! Good job!
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice, i'm sure he'll like it!
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    That is a very nice walking-stick, and he will love it I think!