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My father collected many examples of desert grass he found growing outside of Tucson, AZ. He turned them into walking sticks and canes. I inherited his supply, jigs, tools, and other stuff when he died. I just need to get started. So far, I have sanded my cane in preparation for refinishing, but that was eight or nine years ago. What can I say? Work has kept me busy! :)

I look forward to learning from y'all.
 

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welcome aboard, Gnome.
I've been tweaking the site to make it more user friendly and hopefully attract new members.
please let me know if you see anything that can be improved.
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wow, that's quite a collection - is that the desert grass in the big can ?
the bottom photo, I have a limb from a lemon tree with the spikes cut off, it looks very much like yours with the bumps.
 

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wow, that's quite a collection - is that the desert grass in the big can ?
Yes.
Is that really grass or what we call cane here in Texas? I've never cut one to see if our cane is solid or not.
Well, my father called it "a desert grass." I never had any reason to doubt that, but I didn't collect it and I'm not an expert.
 

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Your sticks look like saguaro cactus skeletons. I do not remember them having that texture about 50 years since I had one, I
I just remembered one of the yucca has a long stem that comes out of the top. You see those around Tucson.
 
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