How to Make a Shillelagh

Take up a saw, a knife, and your Irish spirit and learn how to make a shillelagh. You can easily sell them come St. Patrick's Day.

067 how to make a shillelagh - hawthorne branch
When learning how to make a shillelagh, be aware that the limbs of the hawthorn tree providing the wood might have as many as five spikes!
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