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#1 dww2

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 06:22 PM

This was the top of a small-ish maple tree I cut a couple of years ago. I saw it had a natural crook formed by two opposing branches when the leader died.

 

Has a bit of a swoop to it but that's why I'll say it's "rustic." Took some meat off the side of the curved area and some off the top. I think I might shorten the nose a bit more to reduce the weight. Maybe some more off the top, too. I wanted to leave as much of the bark as possible to show the way it grew.

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 05:51 PM

Looks realy good dww2. Nature gives us some wonderful hapes to work with.


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 12:39 AM

Thanks Randy, and I agree. Sometimes you have to squint at it the right way, though. And maybe loosen up your definition of "handle."



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 04:23 AM

Thanks Randy, and I agree. Sometimes you have to squint at it the right way, though. And maybe loosen up your definition of "handle."

It is called keeping it simle. If we can hold it and feels good  it works as a handle.


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:10 AM

Exactly my thoughts.When a natural shape comes fairly close to a "traditional" shape, I love giving it that last little tweak which makes it a usable stick. Makes me look like a cane making genius when Mother Nature did most of the work. LOL!






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