So naturally, like in knife making you get the odd question ….can you make me a sword? or trench knife...or ….something in that line...I found out that in walking stick world its, can you make me a wizard staff? Wellllll sure my little Merlin! what kind of power would you like it to have? ….so once this guy got the ok from me, 30 mins later he was at my door with a blue crystal ball the size of a baseball... can you put this on top as a power crystal? YUP! So it began, no clue how to make this and this guy had no idea of what he wants his staff to look like. but he wants it 6 feet tall. After researching some design on line at witches R Us, I decided to go with earth elements....cool....but what about the look of the staff? the top half is easy, roots and crystal ball....but what about the staff? couple of days ago Dan talked to me about Diamond willow wood used for walking sticks ….I looked in to that and funny thing its also the preferred wood for witches and wizard stuff. but since I dint have any on hand I decided to make a fake Diamond willow staff shhhhhh! so off to lowes to get some wood, 4 feet 2 inch dowel and 1 1/2 inch dowel, cut to size, glued and reinforced. give it some shape and trace out the diamonds …. Next it Dremel time! Once done repeat process... Now add wood texture to the wood... and burn it to see it pop...also so that I can see the spots I missed... Next step is sculpting the top piece....so stay tune more to come!