My wife and I collaborated to make this intricately hand-carved walking cane. Using my wife, Brenda’s design, I enjoyed roughing it out in relief. She put the final details on it. It features a relief carving of wild roses with their leaves and vines. It’s is carved from a single piece of wood. The natural light color of the sapwood and darker tones of the heartwood were utilized to enhance the effects of this design. Only a high gloss polyurethane was applied and no stain was needed to bring out the beautiful grain in this piece. It is available in my shop on stinnettstudio.etsy.com.
I’m showing the carving of this walking stick and also a little venture out into the countryside to find historical evidence of the Native Americans. Thanks for watching and I look forward to your comments!
MIKE HEADS FOR THE HILLS ON A MATERIAL SEARCH AND FINDS SOME WILD EDIBLES ALONG THE WAY AND ALSO SHOWS HIS CARVING OF RATTLESNAKE CANE #65.
Please educate yourself before eating any wild plant and be very sure that you know that what you’re eating is edible.
Just thought I’d answer a few of the most frequently asked questions people have about my life and carving.
CARVED FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD
In this video I’m carving a Rattlesnake Walking Stick. This one has an Eastern Diamondback climbing the walking stick with a knurled hand grip, and the words “WATCH FOR SNAKES” on the top.
Its been a long winter but the snow is finally melting back around the canyon. That gave me a chance to get out and do a little bit of hiking.
My next project is a wolf head walking stick with deer, elk, moose shed antlers on the shaft. It’s going to be a fun one!
Music: Jered Gillispie, Mike and Theresa Stinnett
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The weather has been so cold, lately, that I have had to do a lot of work indoors which has brought on a serious case of cabin fever! The only cure I know for that is to get out in the country. This video shows the making of a carved wooden cane with the Rattlesnake in the “ready to strike” position. It is carved from a single piece of Pine.
I’m in the process of uploading a series of video tutorials on the making of this cane for those who support me for $5 or more on https://www.patreon.com/stinnettsticks. I really appreciate the support which helps me be able to keep making videos. A “Great Big Thanks” to all you Patrons, Youtube subscribers and WordPress followers!
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I hope you’ll all stay tuned; I’ve got some new projects coming up with brand new subjects which I have never done before. Thank you all for watching and I look forward to seeing your comments below!
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.
Those of you who have been following me for some time have seen that my family and I enjoy sharing my life and work in videos. We appreciate all the encouragement that has been given and the expression, of some of you, to continue. We enjoy hearing from you and look forward to all your comments.
If you would like to support me further I have started a Patreon account where I share updated information and videos about my projects, life and work. I will also be giving my first full tutorial of the making of Rattlesnake cane #61 in a series of videos for my friends on Patreon.
I made this walking stick from a clear Cedar post. I really enjoyed how easy the cedar carved and how well it took the stain. I hope you’re all having a happy start to a great new year!