Some of you may recall my occasional mentions of a friend, Len Dillion, who was a masters-master wood carver. Len died about three years ago. His widow died last month. She had offered me the contents of his workshop. I never went as it just didn't feel like the right thing to do. In the shop he had this diamond willow stick that I admired. Well, last week their children held a yard sale to get rid of 'things'. In the lot was this stick. Len had put a finish on it but never handled it. I'm sure if he had it would have been a great carving. Eagle or Wolf head or somthing similar.
I bought it and put a handle on it. Not a carving, just simple turning from mahogany. Debated among OO, Walnut, Sugar Berry or this Mahagony.
I don't need a cane but will put it with the others I have made for the day when I will/might need one.
BTW, Len called his home and retirement business Diamond D. The name was for his wife, Dorothy who he often referred to has a diamond. Diamond Willow is appropriate.