Cast Brass Shift Knob Ball Cane Walking Stick Handle 1 1/2" Diameter 2" High with 3 1/2" Threaded Rod Connector Your Shaft Gear Shift Knob

$17.00

Shipping to United States: $4.80

NOTE: I have two different Ball handles from two different Manufacturers --There are small differences between them....if you need help please ask before you buy.

This Brass Ball Cane Handle is 2 1/4" high and about 1 1/2" in diameter and approximately 1" in diameter where the brass handle will meet the cane shaft. . The handle is tapped to fit a 3/8" x 16 threaded rod (which is also provided) which can be seen in the pictures. The buyer must provide a strong shaft about 1" in diameter and be able to drill a 5/16" hole down the center of the top portion of the shaft. This 5/16" hole is then tapped with a 3/8" x 16 tap to a depth deeper then the threaded rod.

You get ONE Brass Ball Cane Handle with this Listing

At this point a "dry" fit is recommended to see that all fits correctly. Any adjustments needed to fit the top of the shaft to the bottom of the cane handle should be made. When happy with the fit the parts should be taken apart and a strong epoxy applied to the threaded rod and the brass handle and after this is done then epoxy should be applied to the lower potion of the threaded rod and into the hole in the top of the shaft . Now you can hand screw the handle to the cane shaft and tighten . This becomes a self tightening connection due to the threading and by tightening with hand pressure you will get the strongest connection possible.

If all is done correctly this joint will not slip at all and will tighten until you can not turn the handle any more. If it slips you have probably made a mistake in tapping the hole into the top of the shaft by not drilling the 5/16" hole deep enough and then not tapping the hole deep enough. These holes CAN NOT BE too deep and drilling them too short can and will cause slipping problems. If the threaded rod hits the bottom of the hole and there is still more turns necessary to set the handle tight you will strip the threads you just made.

This process is simple and I did not mean to frighten anyone away from making a strong cane connection but you do need a few tools to do it right. A lot of guys out there are now saying oh BS I just drill a 3/8" hole and put epoxy on the threaded rod and push it into the hole....OK that will work for a while but is a half donkey job. Do it the right way and it will get easier as you make more canes for your family members and friends...they will all need them sooner or later.

If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me as I am happy to help if I can.

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Drilling the hole down the center of the shaft is the hardest part of this whole operation. The hole should be as straight as possible down the shaft as it will cause distortion at the connection between the cane handle and the top of the shaft. I use a jig that can be purchased from the Japan Woodworker but I'm sure there are more out there.




Note: All of my Brass Cane Handles are covered with a protective lacquer coating to slow down the oxidation process. This covering will wear off over time or you can remove it with a little lacquer thinner or finger nail polish remover !!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don't you ship outside of the USA ?

I will consider and have shipped to other Countries but only after we agree on prices and shipping. This must be done through the Convo system here on Etsy and is not available for all items due to the weight and shipping restrictions on some of my items.

I will however ship to friends or relatives of customers who are located in the USA and then they can make shipping arrangements to the customers location overseas.

Reviews (9)

Average:

the only reason I rated it a four is because I had to do a little adjusting. The screw was metric and I had to get a different screw and had to use JB weld to secure it. Other than that it is just what my husband wanted.



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