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Jig for a Clydesdale Walking Stick

I found one of these at a yard sale in KY.
It's one side of a fancy horse collar. Think Budweiser Clydesdales.
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It will be the top of an inlaid walking stick.
I don't turn, so I'm now in the process of building a simple router jig to turn the stick. Ala Bill Hylton in Router Magic.
When I get the jig built I'll have some pics. Then more as I use it to turn and create cavities for epoxy and turquoise inlays.
We are headed for Okinawa on the 12th of this month, so the build may be prolonged.
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Do a build thread Gene. I would love to see how this jig comes together and how you use it to make the walking stick. Looking forward to seeing how this one comes out.

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Cool stick idea!

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so the build may be prolonged.
I find that...


Hard to believe!

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Horse hames !!!

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Horse hames !!!
Exactly!
You and I are among the vanishing few that know that term.
Sorta like "single/double tree".
Lots of hames and single trees hanging in local antique shops whose proprietors have no clue as to their use. And, this is HORSE COUNTRY.

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Exactly!
You and I are among the vanishing few that know that term.
Sorta like "single/double tree".
Lots of hames and single trees hanging in local antique shops whose proprietors have no clue as to their use. And, this is HORSE COUNTRY.
Here's a chair I got bought from a guy I met at a flea market that makes these chairs. I wanted to make end chairs for dining room, but wife really liked these, and so do I. Horse hames, oak seat & back with horse shoes.

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My brother works with draft horses. If I could find enough hames I would love to make him a chair like that.
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That is one neat chair, someone was doing some thinking there.

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That is one neat chair, someone was doing some thinking there.
Thank you. I have two of them. If anyone is interested in getting one, let me know & I can contact him.

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Router Lathe and Cane

Here's the router lathe box with the router in place.
I used a Bowl Cutter to rout the cane.
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This is the crank end.
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Here is the dial to locate the cavities for the inlay. The little square block is on the end of a 1/4" dowel through the dial and in to the box end.
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Here's the hame and end cap loosely fitted on the walnut cane. Good fit, by golly!
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When we get back, I'll do the inlays.

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Very cool jig!

What will the inlay be? Brass would be sharp.

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Very cool jig!

What will the inlay be? Brass would be sharp.
I agree! I was thinking Turquoise and gold flakes, though.

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