This is a very basic project that only requires a couple of tools. The cane pictured also happens to be the first cane I’ve ever experienced. The fact that it’s pretty lightweight meant it didn’t seem as scary to try, and it felt very interesting without being overwhelming.
Thanks to Kirr for telling me about this project!
How to Make an Aluminum Cane
Materials and Tools
- 1/4 in. diameter aluminum dowel rod (some hardware stores have them but some don't; see McMaster-Carr part number 8974K31, which is a 6 ft. long rod for about $6)
- A pair of bolt cutters (or a hacksaw or Dremel tool) to cut the aluminum dowel
- A file that's labeled to be used on metal (or a Dremel tool)
You can clean the cane with bleach wipes.