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Thanks guys! The two on the left are ash root balls, the other two are sapling branchings and I have no idea what kind of wood they are. The smaller knob may be maple? The big guy kinda looks like cherry but there are no other trees like in the area and the lighter bark is spongy feeling. I'll try to get a good close up picture, maybe someone here has some idea.
 

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So far I haven't dug up any root balls. Is the wood harder, or maybe just has a twisty grain? At any rte, looks like it makes a fine grip.
takes a little getting used to if all you've known were t or crook handles but I prefer it. Feels nice to have a good handful. As for the wood, I've never really found it harder than the rest of the stick unless it's a gnarled,twisted old root. Even then really the hardest thing is shaping a nice ball.
 

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Nice sticks! I like the knob sticks. I have one root ball drying. It'll be a while before I can make my own.
Rodney
thanks! Here's a tip if you want to try it. When you're finally ready to start sanding spread it out over a week. Sand it down then oil up, let it sit overnight,do it again the next day and the next and so on. It's a pint tedious but it really allows the oil to seep into the wood.
 
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