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Nice one -- I like the hames also! And I like the fact that they are a little heavy! But I've seen some pretty elderly people using them, so they must not be too heavy.
 

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Not sue why picture did not post above. First time I tried to post a picture from a pad. came back to computer.
I have a hame and an unfinished Diamond Willow stick that I can't wait to finish. I really like what you have done with you 'attitude adjuster'. I'm going to follow to see if you have any other advice on this combination of hame/diamond willow pieces.

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Old thread but that is a beautiful stick. I have wanted a Diamond Willow stick for ages but the shipping from way up north is a little steep. They sure are nice though.
 

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Randy, I agree - that is beautiful wood !!
not being a country boy, I had to look up "hames" (two curved pieces of metal or wood forming or attached to the collar of a draft horse, to which the traces are attached).
where in the world did you find a brass one ?? (and where do you find Diamond Willow).
 

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I also would love to buy a diamond willow stick, but shipping would probably be pretty high from way up north. Any suggestions?
 

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You can get a similar color by using Eastern Red Cedar. But you need to be careful as you could hit more red than you want. I thought the stick was red cedar in fact until I read the post more carefully.
 

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Here's a Hames cane I made years ago. It's on some kind of wormed wood I found on a hiking trail. I'm considering redoing it to a hiking stick since I don't care for the angle of it.
 

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I like the hames topper and I like the stick, but I am with you one the angle, but it is a nice stick.
 

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I really like doing both. Some sticks aren't long enough for hikers so it becomes a cane. The canes and hiking sticks are addictive, for me at least. All you guys here really inspire me.
 
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