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Old 07-09-2006, 03:17 PM
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Default Peach Sappling: Intended walking cane?

I obtained a peach tree sappling from my son as he works for a landscape service, he said the owner didnt like it and it was dying its 1 1/2 at the forked base bout 4ft long and had the most delightfull smell of ripe peaches, i placed it in my closet to dry and it has produced the most fragerent aroma, i like it over cedar, family members have teased me and nicknamed me "peaches" becuse of my clothes smelling of ripe peach....

but funs all over and now its time to deal with the cane..
the ends were painted with bark on no visible cracks but its gotta be peeled and downsized then carved.
any suggestions, pitfalls or desasters i should be awair of before i start? suggestions-comments welcome please!
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Default Re: Peach Sappling: Intended walking cane?

Thomp, Since Peach has thing Bark, why not leave it on the stick and carve something in it like it is.

Depends on how long it has dried. If not long, say 3 ot 4 weeks to even a couple of months, it should strip fairly easy.
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Default Re: Peach Sappling: Intended walking cane?

the English have a tendency to leave the bark on their sticks...you can always try it.
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Default Re: Peach Sappling: Intended walking cane?

Thomas,
I have carved peach before it is a pretty smelling wood only problem is if you have left it too long you wont be carving it with a knife or gouge you will need power. Dries very hard like any of the fruit trees. Good luck peaches that should be a real peachy cane when it is finished.LOL
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: Peach Sappling: Intended walking cane?

Ill have to get a photo of this stick, its nothing mericolus but did have a "Y" or the downward leg of a "K" near the bottom, or big end.... i was thinking of leaving the protrusion for assisting in making the handle,
the stick it to heavy to use as is and will be too short if i work it down so the protrusion will work for a hand hold maybe you guys could give me some ideas on how to do a work around,,,,,
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