I will, God willing, be able to walk again soon without a walker. I probably will need to use a cane for a while. I'm trying to think of someway to make myself a Model T cane. Maybe use a crank handle for the cane handle? Any other suggestions?
Maybe a foot pedal for the handle, and a couple of cam shafts for the shaft, and the cam timming gear for the base.
I have one that a fellow forum member kindly made for me. It's a work of art, with a Model T hubcap, (actually a Model N cap), at its top. Sorry, no photo available right now.
One side of a top bow.
An old steering shaft with the foot pedal would be light but durable?
Tommy, I just use an old standard wood cane that is T period correct. That is when I need it (bad knee). For "fancy" I have a wood cane with a glass door knob on the top: "Diamond Dave-have cards, will travel" (I don't claim to play cards, or even shuffle them nicely!)
Use a spoke for the horizontal handle type of cane.
I made one using a Model A door handle but can't find it. One using a T handle might look like this:
Nice concept, Richard - maybe an early "bail" handle would be cool !
Put a wheel on the bottom and it could be called the "Hurrycane"!
Sorry just had to do that,
I carry a cane in whatever I am driving and use it sometimes myself because of balance issues. Should use it more often but if I can plan my journey ahead enough to have a spot to stop and lean i am usually ok.Grocery buggies are wonderful walkers. I learned to despise those electric carts at Walmarts as them things are SO SLOW.
Sounds like a good use for a dodgy rear radius rod. The forked end would accept a wheel spoke modified to suit, and then just cut to length. Lighter than other suggestions.
Allan from down under.
A gentleman who stopped at my spots in the Chocolate Field was carrying one as described by Jerry VanOoteghem with a brass T hubcap on top and it was as he described "a work of art"
I came up with three ideas...