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Do you have any idea what caused that special twist, Randy? Within the past two weeks I've "rediscovered" Tung Oil - had it sitting on the shelf for at least a year - and I LIKE it! Even better than polyurethane, which I've been using for years - most of the canes were finished with 3-4 coats high gloss poly, but this tung oil is much easier to apply and the can topper is better - no dried scum on the top layer like with poly.

And there I go, rambling on and on.

Nice work, Randy.

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The twist was caused by a vine that was wrapped around it, if you look at the cane shaft it has a slight bow to it the vine had the tree in a bind pulling down on it I cut the vine first I was afraid to cut the tree first thinking it might split. I also like using tung oil finish it takes several coats but it worth it.

Do you have any idea what caused that special twist, Randy? Within the past two weeks I've "rediscovered" Tung Oil - had it sitting on the shelf for at least a year - and I LIKE it! Even better than polyurethane, which I've been using for years - most of the canes were finished with 3-4 coats high gloss poly, but this tung oil is much easier to apply and the can topper is better - no dried scum on the top layer like with poly.

And there I go, rambling on and on.

Nice work, Randy.
-neb
 

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There are a lot of Honeysuckle vines in Virginia and you find these trees everywhere. Have you noticed, they always wrap the same direction around the tree?
 

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Never noticed it but I will pay more attention next time.
There are a lot of Honeysuckle vines in Virginia and you find these trees everywhere. Have you noticed, they always wrap the same direction around the tree?
 

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I didn't notice the direction they grow . must be like water draining down the sink it depends which magnetic pole your nearest to

you can get the same effect by planning clematis flower near them and training it up the stem if you have the time and patience but suppose any climber will do it
 

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Well done piece Randy. Haven't found any vine twisted shanks around here yet but always on the lookout. Here in the Midwest we have a lot of wild grape vines that climb onto trees and bushes
 

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Do you have any idea what caused that special twist, Randy? Within the past two weeks I've "rediscovered" Tung Oil - had it sitting on the shelf for at least a year - and I LIKE it! Even better than polyurethane, which I've been using for years - most of the canes were finished with 3-4 coats high gloss poly, but this tung oil is much easier to apply and the can topper is better - no dried scum on the top layer like with poly.

And there I go, rambling on and on.

Nice work, Randy.
-neb
I always use Tung Oil for shanks and plain handles, being a gunstock finish it has a nice feel and does not feel tacky - good choice
 

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That's an awesome cane Randy! Great signature job on it.

Up here we just don't get the vine wrap you do in other parts other than a tangle in chain link fence.

After battling this time last year with finishes and drying time taking forever I'm a lover of the tung oil finish
as well. I apply let sit on stick from anywhere from 15-30 minutes then burnish wipe with a paper bag instead
of a rag. It puts on a very nice shine and dries within a day in most cases. Wonderful finish.
 
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Nice Randy. Like the colors. I am also always whacking for vine rap sticks. stixman,a member here fines a lot of them and does some great snake canes with them. Hope he will get back to the forum . If you google Kentucky walking stick you can his work. and he sells sticks.
 

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Made this Sweetgum walking over the Thanksgiving weekend it has a twist at the end I finished it a tung oil finish.
RandyL476, that is a very sweet looking cane. Isn't it amazing how much character that twists give to a walking stick. Will it be for personal use, a gift or for sale? Either way, the person who uses it will get a lot of attention from passersby.
 

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I don't need a came at this time I make cane to sell and give to Veterans this one is for sell just waiting on a buyer. I do have a Facebook page called Sawdust City Canes I put my canes on.

Made this Sweetgum walking over the Thanksgiving weekend it has a twist at the end I finished it a tung oil finish.
RandyL476, that is a very sweet looking cane. Isn't it amazing how much character that twists give to a walking stick. Will it be for personal use, a gift or for sale? Either way, the person who uses it will get a lot of attention from passersby.
 

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No vines to speak of here. I'm not likely to find sticks with a twist like that. I do like them though.

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