accu.co.uk is a very dangerous website for me. I needed to buy screws and nuts for a client project.
Yep, my own collection got some new sizes. Judge me if you want. My M8x20 says I don’t need to care.
I went back with the aluminium ending to my friend, who tried out the cane and decided it was too short. I smugged internally, very briefly, and then measured how much longer it needed to be. Then I ordered the brass.
I’ve cut this a little longer than he thought, because I can take it down pretty easily, and having a cane that is a touch too long isn’t a problem. However, there is a slight problem that the rubber end is starting to perish, so there may have to be some more repair work done.
The cane is now a lot heavier, but I didn’t want to thin down the extention too far. If it’s horribly heavy I can do that, but I rather like the swing of it, so I’m leaving it like this.
A friend has a pool cue which converts to being a walking stick, by unscrewing the top and taking out the front part of the cue, then screwing that onto the front. The bottom of the walking stick part has a thread that needs protecting, and the cap is what hits the ground. The stick is too short for my friend, so I’m making a longer cap.
The thread on it is 3/8″ 12tpi. For those who don’t know threads, this is a weird size. It’s made for brass, which is brittle, so it’s a very coarse thread. I had to get expert help in sourcing s new tap to cut the thread.