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While traveling a two-lane country road one day this past summer, out searching for potential "sticks" I discovered a bush pile alongside the road, stopped to check it over and on the bottom of the pile found this gem.

Per usual, I gave it my usual pound-the-end-into-the-ground test - checking it's stability. Unfortunately the end broke off, but it had that WONDERFUL (to me) area that appeared to have great potential.

(This was another of those beauty-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder projects.)

Simply because of that scarred/rotted out area I brought it home and one day drug my work bench, with vise attached, out into the driveway to give it a good initial sanding.

It wasn't very long until I decided this was a keeper - for certain.

I carried this cane in the car and used it for months, and didn't mind telling people the above story.

Other, more recent canes have taken it's place, and I suppose some day my six grandchildren will fight over it.

Which amuses me.
 

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Looks a bit like a piece of diamond willow though the bark and sapwood look like sassafras.
 

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It's amazing how that came out, very nice.
 
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One of the cash register clerks at our local hardware said it reminds her of a giraffe leg, and I agreed. When I attached - via the dowel screw - that oak extension, and then sanded it smooth to fit at approx the same diameter I decided then and there why even attempt to make it look the same - and stained that portion only. That move sets is off from the rest of the cane.

-neb
 
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