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. . . within the space of less than 24 months, some really old geezer found two diamond willow sticks, laying alongside the road, waiting for the "chopper", plus his wife found a black locust branch that had been run over by an industrial size mower leaving deep gashes, then he found an unbelievably shaped corkscrew willow branch, plus his brother sent him an Osage orange branch, plus a black oak sapling deeply scarred by a Japanese Honeysuckle Vine. And further, after sanding his eyes out on those sticks, he and his bride of nearly 62 years went shopping and found a coal scuttle at an antique mall and after purchase he polished his eyes out, if maybe the finished product might look like this, on display in their home.

Nah. That would never happen, would it?

-neb

ps - I hope you have a marvelous Monday.
 

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. . . within the space of less than 24 months, some really old geezer found two diamond willow sticks, laying alongside the road, waiting for the "chopper", plus his wife found a black locust branch that had been run over by an industrial size mower leaving deep gashes, then he found an unbelievably shaped corkscrew willow branch, plus his brother sent him an Osage orange branch, plus a black oak sapling deeply scarred by a Japanese Honeysuckle Vine. And further, after sanding his eyes out on those sticks, he and his bride of nearly 62 years went shopping and found a coal scuttle at an antique mall and after purchase he polished his eyes out, if maybe the finished product might look like this, on display in their home.

Nah. That would never happen, would it?

-neb

ps - I hope you have a marvelous Monday.
Well, Life is strange... Great job polishing the scuttle. :thumbsu:
 

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Cane #95 - Red Maple Shank with beautiful walnut "Fritz" handle is in the works - may complete that this week - depends on several things. I'm not certain about canes #96 - #99. I have some American Elm and Silver Maple shanks which I may use.

HOWEVER, I'm saving one of those delightful Diamond Willow sticks as Cane #100.

Our #62 wedding anniversary is late March, so I'd like to have it done by then.

Yes...I am very goal oriented - always have been, and plan on continuing for another _____ years.

If the LORD continues to give me breath until Oct 8, I'll turn 83, and no one would say "but he was so young!" should I not make it until then.

-neb

ps - am I the OLDEST geezer here?
 

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Nice group of sticks Norson.
 
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Scuttle makes for a very interesting display, nice job on the re-claim!
 

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Cane #95 - Red Maple Shank with beautiful walnut "Fritz" handle is in the works - may complete that this week - depends on several things. I'm not certain about canes #96 - #99. I have some American Elm and Silver Maple shanks which I may use.

HOWEVER, I'm saving one of those delightful Diamond Willow sticks as Cane #100.

Our #62 wedding anniversary is late March, so I'd like to have it done by then.

Yes...I am very goal oriented - always have been, and plan on continuing for another _____ years.

If the LORD continues to give me breath until Oct 8, I'll turn 83, and no one would say "but he was so young!" should I not make it until then.

-neb

ps - am I the OLDEST geezer here?
Neb congrats on your upcoming anniversary!

I don't know if you're oldest or not but 83 and still doing what you enjoy isn't bad at all. I'll be 51 this year.

Rodney
 
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