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A nice surprise?

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Hi fellas, I have a few shanks drying that I am looking forward to trying to turn into sticks, the thing is, they aren't your run of the mill species such as Hazel, Ash, Chestnut etc. I have Birch, Sycamore, Cherry, Hawthorn and Holly. I was wondering if anyone else has tried to use an unusual timber and either it was a great success or a complete failure? I look forward to hearing some of your experiences. Thanks. N.
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I was going to ask Stickie where is his Trout stick.This stick was shown in competition about 10 years ago and I fell in love with it right away. It has been awarded best in show by me and many other stick show judges a real show stopper. When you see these carved rams horn sticks they take so much time to make. The holly shank would take 2-3 days work then maybe a week or more for the horn carving. These carvings are carved out of the horn and not glued on as some people think,Would look nice in my collection. Dave
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