It's been a long time since I came here but I'm nearly finished with this cane and only need to put some varnish on it. I thought I would show it here. The shaft and handle are both curly maple supposedly from the same board but the handle is a darker shade and has some crotch grain in it. I was thinking of doing a tutorial on carving the scroll but there is a better one somewhere if I can find a link I'll post it. The finish is non synthetic all natural. turpentine / pine rosin and will be finished with an oil / rosin cooked varnish.