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hi all. I've been on hiatus for several weeks now (only way I can get my current project finished is to pretend the thrift thread doesn't even exist ). When confronted with a need, however, I come slinking back.
I took a bit of a spill on my bike (bicycle, not motorcycle) last weekend, and it looks like I'm going to be on crutches for quite a while, and probably use a cane for a while after that. Very deeply bruised hip - can't put any weight on it to speak of. For crutches I'm content to go with functional ugly (every choice I've made for the last week or so has been totally functional, screw style), but once I move to a cane, I'd like to try to move away from tubular metal. I can probably get something half way decent locally if it comes to that, but if any of you see a really sharp cane at thrifting prices, please think of me. Probably not the kind of thing we'd normally pick up, but maybe someone will see a nice one. I'm definitely off the thrifting circuit for a little while.
As for measurement, it would need to be at least 35" and a 36 might be better. Afterall, if it is a little long, I can cut off the end. Can't do anything for a piece of wood that's too short. Since it isn't just an affectation, it would need to be sturdy. If you put your weight on it and are a little scared, it probably isn't a good candidate - leave it for next years Halloween rush!
Keep up the good work guys (and please PM me if you find anything, I probably will need to go back off reading cause this chapter isn't going to revise itself)!
EDIT: Oh, yeah, I know the rule is pics or it didn't happen, but I'm not posting pics of my tri-color bare butt, hip, and way too far around to the front on the internet.
Man, I hope you heal quickly!
If I can make a recommendation. Try to get this style crutches...your arm pits will thank you. I had foot surgery a couple years back and someone loaned me a set. Best thing ever.