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The new stick I've been working on is coming along nicely. The handle is a really cool maple root I found a couple of weeks ago. I peeled it then nuked it in the microwave for about ten-fifteen minutes at 1.5-2 minute intervals, letting it cool between. The only bad thing about it was that it had some very punky wood down the main root and through the center, but I stabilized it with Minwax Wood Hardener. Never tried it before but it worked pretty well. Did some shaping but I could still feel some dampness so I gave it another few zaps in the microwave.

I wanted to do a full curl on the nose but it snapped off when I was trimming in in the jigsaw. Accompanied by some very blue language.

The spacer is from a buffalo horn dog chew toy.

Shank is a bit of cherry I found standing dead. The sap wood was fairly punky and has some spalting but I worked down past most of it with the spoke shave. Had a bit of an S curve too, but the spoke shave took care of most of it.


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