Here is another knock down staff that can be separated into three 27" pieces. All you need is a pozi drive screwdriver bit (not a phillips) and a little wiggling. Each joint is pinned with two 3/16" threaded connectors. The wood is White Birch staff with a large solid root growth and roots. A birch will often grow a ball on the bottom with a lot of hairy root nodes projecting from it. In the peeling process some of the root nodes were shaved off and some are still pointed and sharp. Yes the paper birch bark had to be stripped because if not it essentially rots from the trapped moisture. It stands 69-3/4" tall and the shaft ranges from 1-1/2" to 2" (and larger) in diameter. The solid mass is about 4" x 5" x 5" tall. The mass and the roots account for the top 10" of the height, and the projecting roots have an area about 7" x 9". It was harvested and peeled on 6/1/21 and a day later it weighed 6# 8 ozs. On 1/12/22, when I cut the joints, it weighs 5# 2oz. This one will lighten up a little more. Hence it shouldn't be sealed until fully seasoned, but it can be used and customized in the interim. Please note the outside pics were taken before the joints were cut. This is a raw material that has only been stripped of bark with a drawknife. (ufws63)
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