Diamond Willow Walking Sticks

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Diamond Willow Walking Sticks
SKU: 176-7120
$24.95

Availability: In stock

Diamond Willow Unfinished Walking Stick
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These come from Minnesota, and frequently have diamond-like indentations which will show deep brown when the bark is peeled from the sticks, contrasting to the creamy white surface of the wood. The smaller sticks are best peeled and finished whereas the larger sticks have more wood available to carve and decorate. These sticks can easily be cut down to cane length (usually about 36 inches). These walking sticks are approximately 1-2 in diameter and 57 in length. SOLD UNFINISHED.
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Excellent wood
After years of making walking sticks and canes with various woods, I decided to try the Diamond Willow wood. I can't say how pleased I am with the outcome. My primary method of detail is woodburning and I found this wood to be very easy to burn and the contrast between the burn and the wood is fantastic. When I apply polyurethane, the deep brown/redish color of the inner wood perfectly matches and highlights the woodburn. Stripping the stick was relatively easy, the wood is fairly light but strong enough for a staff or cane. Be prepared for some bends in the stick that you will have to incorporate into your work and depending on the piece that is sent, shaving down the diameter for a cane may present a challenge to keep the enlarged open splits in the bark that expose the inner brown/red color. Review by Pete in NC / (Posted on 1/11/2014)
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