These are details of a 60" piece of sycamore. I thought I was finished w. it some months ago. Initially, most of the stick had the nicely patterned bark left on it. I'm not certain what I did wrang, but after several months, the spray on spar varnish was lifting up from the bark. It varnish was brittle, and could be chipped away. So I stripped the stick, sanded, and refined the braid like grip area. It has a couple of coats of wood tint, followed by 2 coats of tung, and 2 coats of shellac.
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