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    I just got some trash wood from the neighbor and was hoping it will work good for walking sticks. The limbs are straight and the wood stinks. That's about all I know about it. My plan is to attach a topper, such as the Dragon that Lora Irish has in her tutorial here. I thought I'd just leave the bark on. Should I seal the ends and then wait until next year before I attach anything? If anyone has worked with this wood, I'd like to hear how it worked for you.

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    Got ill just thinking of the smell. Has to be the most pungent tree there is. Burn it

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    • #3
      Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

      Really? I was hoping there was a way to seal it. Yeah, I don't want to use it if it's permanently stinky.

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        Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

        sounds like an opportunity for a gag gift to me.....
        Buffalo Bif
        www.bflobif.com

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          Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

          I have a brother you could send one to....just let me know and I will send you an address!!!!

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            Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

            Hmmm, I've got a brother that might qualify for one too. ;-O

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              Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

              The worst I have smelled is the stalk of a century plant...but, let it lay out in the weather for a week or so and the smell goes away....
              "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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                Re: Tree of Paradise for walking sticks?

                The smell will diminish as it dries, although it is stringy and tends to split/splinter. Medium hard, but as with all "wood opportunities", definitely try it. Cut it a bunch of different ways to see what happens. Could be junk or very well worth carving....cut some, convince yourself....

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