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Am presently working on a chunk of Osage Orange wrapped with Japanese Honeysuckle Vine and the top portion, which will be the handle of the cane, shows the "end" of both the O.O. and J.H.V. and I think it's beautiful. Eventually when it's 100% sanded with five high gloss polyurethane dips it will be "Something beautiful...something good" and make a nice cane for someone some day.

Hopefully.

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Wowser! I could look at something like that like staring at a gem stone. Actually, I've seen necklaces made from end grain cross sections that were not as good looking as what you have. Hope you have good fortune to get it as smooth as glass.
 

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It looks very promising for a unusual knob stick.

I think you may need a fixative to ensure the bark dosn`t come away . mayby a knotting compound or a week solution of P.V.A.glue to seal and fix it. before you start to try and protect the bark from coming away.

It should give a good pattern on the topper. I hope you dont get any problems with the bark it usually very soft to work.

But good luck . it will be interesting to see it if you can get a good shape out of it.
 

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Clarification: That is the top...all it needed was final sanding (now complete) and multi-coats polyurethane.

Pictures to follow

Perhaps this weekend

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Six months or so ago I was at a regularly scheduled doctor visit and when he eventually arrived (isn't that almost always true?) he picked up my cane and said, "Wow! Did you make this for me?"

I laughed and said, "I made it but not for you!"

A month or so ago I decided since I've got another follow-up scheduled in April I'd make a cane just for him and this is it. Osage Orange Cane #60 with Japanese Honeysuckle Vine wrapped handle. Except for the crutch tip, which I've yet to purchase, it's ready for presentation.

And after five coats hand-dipped polyurethane, here's the top, as requested.
 

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