Honey Stick

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Project by leafherder posted 02-24-2013 06:13 PM 2527 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remember those candy straws filled with honey? Who knew that Honeysuckle produced wood with the same golden yellow color? About 5 feet 6 inches tall, when I saw how the branches had grown together to make an interesting knot I knew it would make an interesting walking stick – if you hold it just below that knot the knot makes a natural guard to protect your knuckles. Honeysuckle seems to be pretty strong and takes a very high polish. Spar Varnish really brought out the color variations in the wood – spalting produces streaks of blue-green which are very attractive. Thanks for looking, questions, comments and critiques are always welcome.

-- Leafherder

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 08:04 PM

Pretty Neat!! Nice work!

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

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 10:25 PM

I’ve never seen a knot like that. You’ve made a great looking walking stick, nice job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 03:17 PM

Very nice walking stick, when you mentioned knuckle guard, my next thought was that it would be a great
shillelagh. Beautiful protector. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 08:00 PM

Thanks for the great comments. Glad you like it.

-- Leafherder

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