Yes as far as the diamonds go, you have to be so careful as to avoid going to deep. I have 5 more sticks from Alaska that I will tackle after getting back from the wintering in Florida. The pictures I posted were of the only stick I took to Fl to finish. I have a file full of pictures on different ideas for diamond willow.
A rabologist! That would be me, as I have nearly 200 walking sticks in various wood types.