How to Make an Aluminum Cane
This is a very basic project that only requires a couple of tools. The resulting cane is fairly lightweight and can be a good starter cane if you haven't played with one before.
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.