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I've been thinking. If I took some heavy fence wire, the stuff they use to make brace posts; I could wrap it around a young sapling of my choice and wait a coule of years. What do you think?
 

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If you have the space and time there's no reason not to. I was watching a British stickmaker on youtube a few days ago and he recommended doing just that.

You can also train a branch along the ground to send up suckers and get one piece sticks with handles. There are a lot of ways to play if you're growing your own.

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It works well Lily"sDad. I have know two or three people that have done that.
 

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I too have read from several sources that one can force a twist onto a stick. No need to search around for something that by chance had a vine shaping it .

I wonder if a tree could respond to 2 wires wrapped in opposite directions and at different intervals. Never seen that in nature.
 

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If you have the space and time there's no reason not to. I was watching a British stickmaker on youtube a few days ago and he recommended doing just that.

You can also train a branch along the ground to send up suckers and get one piece sticks with handles. There are a lot of ways to play if you're growing your own.

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Rodney, I saw the same video and it seems to me that it would work quite well.
 

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I've been wanting to try this myself for quite some time now. I don't see how it could fail. Procrastination is a terrible thing, if I would have done this when it first came to me...well, I'd be WAY ahead of where I am now!
 
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