Sotol Walking Stick
Need some advice, I don't know a thing about woodworking, treating wood, etc. I have the stalk of a Sotol plant and want to make a walking stick with it. It is still green (cut it down last Friday), how long should I dry it out (if at all), do I need to sand it down, what is a good stain and lacquer to coat/waterproof it with? Where can I get the metal that goes on the tip (similar to a cane)?
Sorry, lots of questions I know, but I have no idea where to start.