MAKING WOOD CANES

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I have been looking everywhere for info on making wood crook canes.
Ive been told this and that but nowhere can i find info on bending 1" wood dowels to a simple CROOK handle…
Some say hot water & fabric softner some say steam then jig it in the first few sec.
At this point i would take any suggestions here or VIA my email.
canelovers@gmail.com
THANK YOU all for this great forum…Dina