On the Woodcarving Illustrated magazines forum/message board I have organized a mini friendship cane segment exchange. The friendship cane is a collection of individual carved cane segments. Each segment starts out as a 3/4" x 3/4" x 2" block of wood, with a 1/8th inch hole drilled through it. There are 13 carvers participating. Each carver will carve 13 cane segments and send one to each of the participants. Each participant will thread the cane segments onto a rod for display. When completed each participant will have a very unique cane made up of very unique hand carved segments.
The photo is but a mere sample of such a friendship cane (on a very small scale).