Diamond Willow Walking Stick

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-17-2010 05:02 AM 2104 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walking stick I made from a piece of Diamond Willow from Two Harbors, Minnesota. It took a lot of scraping and sanding to remove the bark and smooth the wood without sanding away the red color in the diamond knot areas. I found the pics with the top end which has a Winchester 30-30 cartridge embedded in it.
There is some corrosion on the shell because this cane gets used outdoors.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 05:28 AM

Very nice Jim! I know how much work that must have taken to get it finished. Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:59 AM

Hi, Jim.
I really like that stick. How true is the color in the foto? I see the red clearly, but is the silver accurate?


-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 10:59 AM

Hi Jim,
Thats one fantastic piece od wood.
It’s like it’s shining!
Never seen something like that.
It will be a really unique stick.
(I hope I will have a little time this week on the lathe, so there might be some questions).
Best of thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 02:41 PM

Hi Michael. I just posted the pics that got lost. They show the true color- it is a light color when you get down to the wood. This was made about 10 years ago and I just posted it in response to a request to Knottysticks from Canada.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 07:09 PM

Cool story and cool cane.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 09:12 PM

Great cane Jim! That is sure beautiful!
Great story too…..
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 10:03 PM

nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 08-22-2010 06:18 PM

Great job Jim , the diamonds really have a nice deep red colour . I have in the past used 12 gauge shot gun hulls to protect the bottom of my sticks but I never thought of inbedding them in the top , a great idea when making a stick for a hunter or someone in law enforcment . Thanks for sharing – gary

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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