I started working on this last fall but had to put off working on it again until the weather was cooperating. It is an ash stick I found a while back which had an exciting root sticking up out of the ground next to it. My theory, based on the obvious deer scrape on the shank, is that a buck was shining up his antlers on the tree one fall and accidentally snagged a surface root. Enough was still in the ground for it to stay alive and produce a really odd mass of roots. I trimmed off most of them, but still haven't decided what to do with the one on the outside of the curve.
Natural ash crook with root loop
Posted 25 March 2021 - 02:53 PM
Worked on this one for a while yesterday. Decided to leave about an inch of that top root and round it over. I really wish it was a bit straighter but it'll do. Took off quite a bit of material where it goes from handle to shank to reduce the weight a bit. It's had its first coat of poly.
Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:04 PM
Nature makes some great shapes to work with. Truely one of a kind.
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Posted 27 March 2021 - 02:39 PM
Yeah it was a very lucky find. I'd walked by it a dozen or so times but finally noticed the root sticking up.
Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:21 PM
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