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This is an alder root I found a while ago. It was in a kind of boggy area and had gone sideways a bit, exposing the roots. It looked like it would make a good nose out market stick/crook. Going to try the heat gun on it to squeeze up the bent area a little bit more. Might try an angled joint. Decided to remove the bark to show off the flow of the grain.
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Thanks, guys.

@ Valky The ground here is a thin layer of topsoil on top of hard clay. Pretty crappy for gardening but ideal for exposed tree roots and saplings with roots which make good cane handles.
 

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Thanks, guys.

@ Valky The ground here is a thin layer of topsoil on top of hard clay. Pretty crappy for gardening but ideal for exposed tree roots and saplings with roots which make good cane handles.
I must admit after all these years I have not considered harvesting tree roots! I've used deadwood, live wood, drift wood and water logged wood but not roots. I reckon I just might have to look into that! Thanks! (y)
 

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Got a bit more shaping done. It's going to be a long process, I think. Winter is here and my shop isn't heated and I'm not as cold-proof as I was 30 years ago. My "assistant" is checking my progress. He thinks the grain is really nice.
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