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I'm working on a walking staff to use with my Santa portrayal. I've pretty much got it in hand "except" the finishing of the top and the bottom tip. It's a somewhat curved piece of white aspen approximately 55-60 inches long with the bark stripped and surface sanded. I've "woodburned" a North Pole/Santa sleigh w/ reindeer, and Christmas houses going down about 2/3 of the shaft. I've had a custom leather hand grip made that will be laced onto the hand area. Part of the top will be a crystal globe approximately 2 inches in diameter. The wood will be finished in a color/tone to complement the color of the leather handpiece. But what I have yet to find is a finishing piece for the tip at the bottom and at the top for the globe to set on. My first thought was to use copper pipe caps polished, but they are not available in the 1 3/4 and d1 3/8 inch sizes I need. So, I'm throwing this out for suggestions as to where I might find odd size copper caps like that, or in the absence of that, suggestions for something else to use that will look tasteful and classy.