finished with the cane, on the practice chair. I’m ok with this being practice because since i’ve done this i know i can do it again. And i think that’s a larger lesson on this project. you have a general fear of something when you’ve never done it before. like overhauling an engine. or building a canoe. but once you dig in and start doing, that fear subsides. you start making mistakes but that’s just part of learning. nothing is perfect, there are blemishes everywhere. But the mistakes are where the learning is. I have a few steps left on the practice chair but i’m ready for the real deal!