Nice! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for asking Sean, I was wondering the same thing!So whats your technique inserting the antler into the wood shaft of your sticks if you don't mind me asking?
Ya it might have some pretty cool colors under the bark from laying on the ground....Good luck...It feels pretty solid, but who knows how long it was off the tree. The only time I've ever dealt with oak in the past was making cabinets out of the stuff. This should be a pretty cool adventure.
Oh man,thats too cool...If they got in there and laid down some good patterns that will look cool..I've started peeling the bark off. This thing had a pretty good larvae infestation (maybe termites?) It seems to just be on the surface, but they made a bunch of cool little channels and paths in the wood. The color is pretty dark, looks like it had a little mold on there. I'll post a pick when I get it ruffed out.
OMG that looks cool...Buy the time you sand it down to size it will look killer....Love it dude....Hopefully no cracking,"knock on wood",lol....Well, I got it sawed down and started working on getting the trails cleaned out. Some of them are pretty deep. Might have to go buy another wire wheel and battery for my Dremel.
Dammit man,no hand tools,yikes,lol....The ONLY power tool I use is my bench grinder that has a place for some sand paper and that how I get shape,the rest is by hand with 80 grit sand paper and elbow grease....It shouldn't crack. The wood is pretty dry. The only issue I'm having right now is that it is oak and I don't have all the cool tools I had when I made my canes. The tools I do have right now are a fixed blade survival knife, hatchet, folding saw and a dremel with a bunch of attachments. The dremel is nice for little stuff, but I'm going to need some big guns to get this oak shaped. I'll have to snag some rasps and stuff when I go visit my family this weekend.