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Local craftsman making a stand with unique canes

Divot tools, a tee, and a No. 3 wood went into the making of this golfer’s cane, by Wendell Hinkson of Great Bend.

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Wendell Hinkson, Great Bend, liked the feel of the gearshift knob he found at a local auto parts store.  So much so, he paired it with a stick of bamboo, a rubber tip, and voila, a unique and functional cane was born.
“From there, it just kind of went crazy,” he said.  So far, he’s made 37 unique canes, with no end in sight. Beneath each tip hides his craftsman mark and a number, and rightly so.  
Since his first project he has created several canes, a few gentleman’s walking sticks, and even a few thumbsticks for hiking ...

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