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Hello to all here ! My name's Gabi. First let me say, I'm amazed at the wealth of knowledge in this forum. I've been playing with walking sticks since I was young, but with children and work never had the chance to devote the time I would have liked to creating. Now kids grown, I'm in the woods as much as possible collecting sticks, learning the different woods and practicing carving and what not.However, I see from this forum I have a looooong way to go. But the love is there, and I'm very excited to have such a diverse, informed place to further my knowledge. Thanks to all {ahead of time of course} for the help I'm convinced I'll receive here. Happy Autumn !

Gabi Iannacone

Lancaster County Pa,
 

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Welcome pmkldy to the site many great folks here with loads to share.

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Hi, good to have you here. I recall traveling near Lancaster some years ago, and remember some nice farm fields. But I know there are some fine woodlands in PA, which should off some nice raw materials. Over all, stick making is a great deal of fun, but do get a carving glove. If you don't, your knives and chisels will remind you why you should. :)
 

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Welcome to the forum Gabi. It is a good group here. Look forward to seeing what you are doing. We have family just up the road from you in reading.
 

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welcome to the site.

new ideas always welcome .all the members have something to offer as i`m sure you have to
 

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Thanks everyone. Youve made me feel right at home...No sleep last night..Spent several hours taking down a huge dead part of a holly tree for a neighbor who couldnt do it. { With a hand saw no less } I can tell ya, prayers were flyin that it didnt fall on me or anything else but it all turned out good and I ended up with some cool wood to play with. I was also able to find a good amount of oak, maple and pear woods while out in the woods recently. So I stayed up sorting and finding room to put it all. I also asked a new neighbor what she planned on doing with a large but beautiful tree stump in her small yard. She was planning on throwing it out, so it now sits on my balcony. Ill see if I can post a picture of it. Maybe someone could tell me what kind of wood it is ?. { Though I dont have many ideas yet what I can do with it. :) Thanks again for your "welcomes" ! p.s. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place... I'm tired and my hands hurt !
 

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You seem to have plenty to go at.

holly makes good shanks . the tree stump offers lot of possabilitys and a lot of work good luck with it.
 
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