I havn't done much in the straightening department yet -- I usually look for straight ones to begin with. However, I would like to try my hand at some bending, like for a bent handle!
Do you like to straightn the walking stick or cane before or after it has cured?
I took the crook out of a cane a few weeks ago by strapping it to a 2"X4", worked quite well.
Wasn't perfect, but looked really good.
I don't try to make the stick absolutly straight, takes the character out of the stick.