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Some kinda tropical bird. It's still a work in progress, the beak still needs work as do the feathers. I put a stain on it but the root had some flaws that
need some work so I'll probably end up painting it. It's a one piece maple stick.
 

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Nicely done, good looking cane.
 

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Man!I could never see animals or a face in sticks. I would look at that and my mind jumps to cudgle with a back spike. I think I need help!
 

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Don't feel bad. He can still use it as a cudgel if he wants to. That beak ought to really hurt. :)

Great looking bird. It looks like a cockatoo to me.

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Thanks guys for all your kind comments. My process for seeing what a handle will be is, I shape the root ball into a comfortable shape first, leaving it as large as possible, then I seal it
with sanding sealer and let it be for a while to see if anything shows up. I have left them for months before. Then sometimes they just end up a knob stick which I like just as well, as long
as it's a good comfortable stick. This one is loosely based on a cockatoo but the beak is oversized. It's like cockatoo Fifi met Toucan Sam and an egg was laid. That said I think there is
future oral surgery in line for Sam Jr. All my sticks seem to perpetually remain works in progress, as am I.
 
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