May not be the best category to post this, but my best guess as to who has seen the most VM may be folks following the forestry/logging column. Uses for vine maple question for PNW folks who know what it is. Have used VM for peavey handles, seems to work about as well as hickory. Probably should try to make a few maul or axe handles and see how they work? Anyone made various VM handles? Anyone used VM for other purposes, and how well did it work? Other use of a big thicket - one of the best 'jungle gyms' ever per my kids and grandkids, I never saw VM till I moved out her in '67. Where else can a kid grab a branch and swing 20 ft down to the ground? Saw a few web sites where guys are selling a single stick of VM for $30 for bows. May have to try that someday. Both making a VM bow and trying to sell VM. Have a few acres of VM in amonst the fir near my Mossyrock woodlot. No great grandkids yet for the 'jungle gym' usage, and GKs loose interest after 12 YO and would rather get turned loose with a double bit to see how fast they can drop a 12" fir by hand. One of first experiences with VM trying to clear a patch with old small dozer 50 years ago was that it is tough enough to roll the tracks off a D2 or slap you in the face a good whack.