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