In Reply to: Re: Walking sticks, a sign of age?? posted by SteveVa on July 02, 2016 at 12:05:26:
Some of the best ones as you mention are of Dogwood. I've been a tree man my whole life and look for unusual pieces of wood. The walking sticks I cut usually have a vine that wraps around the stem. Gives them an interesting look when the tree caluses over. I dig out the vine and strip most of the bark, leaving some for interest. A coat of Orange shellac looks great also. The auction house near me has some that go through it and the usually bring a good penny. Someone has interest.