I've just found my new hobby! I had a knee operation late last year, and the news was that I would need a walking stick sometime 'in the near future'. I then got some wood carving lessons for Christmas, so decided to make myself a walking stick, and was soon hooked. I don't have much of a workshop yet, but hope to soon.
In September last year, Adelaide had some severe storms and floods, and this has given me such a harvest opportunity. I live only a few minutes from the river, so when I take my dog for a walk, we go looking through the debris left by the storm and flooding waters. I have now have plenty of material for walking sticks and some longer staffs; some of it dry, some of it now drying.
Looking forward to some useful discussion in this group, and particularly interested to know if there are many Australian members in this forum.