A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hiking Sticks

I have lots of free time while waiting for the rest of the country to warm up so I made some hiking sticks.  For something different this time I used the ribs of a dead Saguaro cactus.  They are always very straight which would be ideal for a hiking or walking stick or so I thought.  In the process of making them I discovered that they are not that dense of a wood and I was unable to get all of the stick smooth.  Lesson learned and I'll probably not try Saguaro again.  The stick on the right is of the Palo Verde tree which you can see has hardly no straight parts to it at all.


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