While sanding on Cane #55 - Hickory - last evening I noticed something unusual. That's one of the advantages I have found sanding these marvelous future canes up-close-and-personal, here in my recliner. I've got them RIGHT HERE rather than clamped in a vise at waist level or whatever.
This stick has what appears to be almost a "rust" thread running almost the full length. It would have been in the bark, for I'm now sanding away the underbark and it's quite evident - and beautiful, I think, adding so much character. I want to leave it in place, not sand it away.
Anybody got any idea what this might be?