Well as ya'll know Larry's road trip last year went by here. He asked for he left home If there was anything he could bring me. I said nothing but he insisted. So I says Larry walnut grows wild out there in your parts right. He says yup why? I says then go out and cut me a sapling off the fence row. How big Larry asks and what fur? I said well Larry I want me a walnut walking stick bout 6' tall and around 1 3/4" on the top. So a week goes by and low n behold here comes Larry down the drive. Well it was late when he got here so we sat and shot the breeze for a spell then off to bed. The next day Larry digs out this log he calls a stick. It was 3 inches on the big end and weight bout 20 lbs.
I thanked him for it and sent it in the shop to be dealt with on another day. Well today was the day, I grabbed this log and said bad words about my buddy Larry, put it in my vice and started after it with my draw knife. Every once and a while there would be more bad words mixed in with Larry's name. Now I have been after this log for about an hour and finely get all the bark and then the white off of the good chocolate. Well this walking stick now is 2" on the top just what the doctor ordered.
So long story short my buddy Larry done me just right. Thanks Larry
And I take back the bad words
Around here if one is after a walking stick bout 1 3/4" on the top they cut one down that size. I never even thought about the sap wood being white and having to get that off to get to the brown.
Good thing Larry did