I carved this Rattlesnake cane from a single piece of wood. The painting is complete and it is ready for stain to be applied to the remaining wood. I will also be drilling a hole in the handle for a lanyard.
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I carved this knob-style cane from Oregon Juniper wood. It features a Sidewinder Rattlesnake, a Deer Mouse and a moth. It is completely carved out of a single piece of wood. It will be hand painted and coated with a protective polyurethane.
In this new custom ordered project I am featuring two snakes. The Diamondback Rattlesnake will be curling back to view its predator. The King snake will be winding around beneath in pursuit of its prey. I hope you enjoy watching the progress of this project. I will continue to post progress updates and I plan to make a video for my youtube channel when this walking stick is finished.
This Rattlesnake walking stick has three subjects; all carved from a single piece of
Redwood. The scales on the snake, and fur on the chipmunk will be my next stages. I still have the painting and finishing of the wood to do as well. I was very challenged with the large Stag Beetle, but am happy that it is turning out alright.
I have saturated the most fragile parts of the ears, toes and beetle appendages with super glue to give them strength and to keep them from sheering off with the grain or being accidentally chipped.
I’ve got a new walking stick roughed out. It’s completely carved out of one solid piece of redwood. On this one the chipmunk on top will have his personal space invaded by not only a Rattlesnake but a giant Stag Beetle. I still have a lot of carving left to do to refine and shape my subjects; eyes, bug legs, ears tail and scales. I’ll post more photos as I progress.
The carving job is complete on this Mahogany walking cane. It is one of the nicest natural shaped pieces of wood I’ve come across. I really like the way this fits in your hand and that the snake head faces forward. My next step is to paint him. He has an estimated 5,000 individual scales. Mahogany is a very strong wood and takes considerable more effort to carve but the result is beautiful.
I’ve found a very unique piece of Mountain Mahogany, which is native to Eastern Oregon. Mountain Mahogany is a very hard and dense wood which carves beautifully! It isn’t everyday that I find a perfect branch like this one. Here I have roughed out my next rattlesnake cane. I still have to carve all the details and paint it.