Quality control can be a harsh mistress.
Someone asked do we ever foul up making a shillelagh ? Actually given the type of fellows typically interested in Peasant Weapon culture “foul up” isn’t quite how they phrased it.
Suffice it, the answer is yes, from time to time a stave that looked so good out in the forest and looked so good sitting there drying turns out to be balanced oddly or scuffs or just doesn’t want to be a shillelagh.
In this circumstance sometimes we’ll make kippeens of them , and sometimes, well, lets just say they’re going to keep us warm over the winter…