I enjoy this forum because of the great people and its focus on sticks and canes. I have been going back looking at post from the past and all the talented people who have shared on the site. I am sad that so many have slowed down or stopped participating. I have always learn so much from seeing what other carvers do and share. Seeing their work challenges me to improve and grow my skills. It looks like the forum is getting 4 or 5 new people a month, many new to stick making. It would be great if some of the talented sick maker who have slowed down sharing would get back into sharing. I have been doing this for some time but I can always learn more. I enjoy constructive suggestions. It is great to know some one is willing to help you improve. Whether I agree or not. The more participation the more we all learn what works and what does not work. I know others on the site would also encourage more participation by every one, Old and new members. Give it some thought. These are just the thoughts of an old stickperson.