The carving club I belong to is doing our annual show in April. The club does a fund raiser raffle each year also. Last year the prize was a hand carved Nativity set. A beautiful set but it didn't allow enough of the membership to contribute to the effort. This year the club is doing a "friendship" staff. The piece is made from a six foot 3/8" dowel rod. Each club member is given a 2x2x3 chunk of wood to carve whatever they choose. The blocks have a 3/8 hole drilled through. Each of the carvings are then stacked on the dowel to create the staff. Sounds like a neat idea. Will post pics of the staff after it's completion.