So, I'm wanting to attempt a somewhat ambitious undertaking. I'd like to try and create a staff harkening back to the myth of the Dagda's staff/club (depending on the story). Most stories seem to agree that one end was rough and dark, while the other was smooth and light. I'd like to make the staff of two different types of wood. Blackthorn for the dark end and Yew for the light end. Ideally I'd like to carve each with a twisted end that can be fitted together. Giving the appearance that the two woods have wrapped around each other to make one staff.
Has anyone ever tried something like this? Anyone know why kind of challenges I could expect to look forward to? (Aside from the difficulty of carving the twists just so to fit. That, I know, will take considerable care and planning to get right.) Also, I don't want to count on a snug fit to hold them together so what's best to join them? Wood glue? A thin layer of liquid nails?
Edited by kryptoknight, 11 October 2015 - 06:06 PM.