My grandfather whittled a Sumac branch and root into a handsome walking stick. I wood burned it with leaf decoration and finished with a wax paste for natural color and texture. I use a Colwood Cub with many different bits (Burner $70, tips $7). It's a good deal more than the cheap $15 ones bought at craft stores but sooo worth it. The sturdy and precise tips coupled with great control of heat and access to high heat allow me to be have utmost control.
|Morel Mushroom hiding at the base.|