Through the grapevine, my wife's cool 86 year old uncle Benny heard about my hobby, and his initial reaction was "...tell him I'm putting in an order...".
Apparently, he did a lot of hunting with his "resortera" as a kid.
I decided to go back to our tried-n'-true reliable principles, designs, and materials, and make him a birch ply core/curly maple scale Mule.
Problem is, every time I make a Mule, I give it away, and I'm smitten with this one!
I'll band it up with gum rubber for longevity and old-school throwback flava.
...He once lived in @Bone s stomping ground in Southeast Arizona, and now lives in New Mexico, so hopefully he can show up at the SWSSS.