Just completed this stick today. I haven't hade much luck finding vine twisted trees for sticks so I thought I'd just make one. My uncle had given me some poplar wood last summer so I used some of that to make the shank because it would be easy to rasp out a spiral. The spacer, cap on the cow horn, and inlays in the shank are black walnut. The inlays were done by drilling 1/4 inch holes about 1/4 inch deep and filling them with 1/4 inch plugs cut out of some scrap walnut. To finish I used a few coats of boiled linseed oil and a beeswax paste.
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