View Full Version : Jatoba Canes finally finished!

06-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Multi-posted eslewhere apologies if you've read it already


These are 5 Sergeant Majors canes made specially as gifts for ushers at a wedding next week so the deadline snuck up on me. They are styled after the cane carried by the RSM of the Royal Marines. Different regiments have different styles, ie the Guards RSM carries a pacestick similar to a big pair of dividers. The RM version has traditionally a silver ball with the Corps badge and is black.


Mine are made from Jatoba with brass fittings; the wood was finish sanded with 2000 grit garnet, sanding sealered and waxed with clear hard wax. The proportion was dictated by the glass test tube which was the only screwed ones of about the correct size I could find, I thought this would give them a bit more perceived value . There is a small mild steel sacrificial on the tip.

The whole batch was entirely made on a Harrison M350. The taper is about 1.5 deg included angle all done with the compound and blended by eye. I wasn't sure about blinging them and considered leaving them satin, however after polishing the first there was no contest. The ferrules are atached to the shaft with a Left hand 2 start thread with the second start machined out of the ferrule and not cut on the shaft due to the splintering of the wood when thread cutting then epoxied.

I enjoyed it, I hope you found it interesting.


06-05-2008, 12:59 PM

06-05-2008, 01:01 PM
Edited due to picture duplication

06-05-2008, 01:09 PM
Very nice.

What's the test tube for?

06-05-2008, 01:12 PM
What's the test tube for?

A little drop of whatever the carrier fancies usually Scotch!

Alistair Hosie
06-05-2008, 01:16 PM
hey leave a little of the scotch for us Jocks:DAlistair

John R
06-05-2008, 02:50 PM
That's a beautifull job
John R

06-08-2008, 06:24 PM
You can screwcut wood like this. Peterhttp://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/brockley1_bucket/lathepics004.jpghttp://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/brockley1_bucket/lathepics004.jpg

06-08-2008, 06:26 PM
You can screwcut wood like this. Peter.http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/brockley1_bucket/lathepics004.jpg damn it, my photobucket refuses to paste all of a sudden.

06-09-2008, 06:59 AM
Peter...that is pretty cool! What kind of grinder is that? How do you make the female nut? With the same grinder/cutter?
Al, beautiful work!

06-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Russ, How did you see the pics? I can't see them. the cutter is a 1/8" ball cutter by dremel. I'm going to try to post the cutter I made to cut the female thread. Didn't work last time. Here goes. http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/brockley1_bucket/CIMG0547-1.jpg when I edit I see the url and when I save it's gone. anybody know what's going on?

06-09-2008, 06:51 PM
Peter... pics look good from here. Must be raining too hard at your house :D
Now I get how you cut the female thread... good deal!

06-09-2008, 07:25 PM
Russ, it's not raining here it's pi$$ing down with thunder and bloody cold.June!!!! Brrrrrrr. Peter