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.
I had a lot of fun carving this little fence lizard which was a custom request. He is looking over his shoulder at the snake climbing up behind him. Lizards have always been one of my favorite creatures and I hope to carve more of them. I carved this entire stick and it’s subjects out of a single piece of wood and hand painted it.
Hand-carved Copperhead Cane; made from a single piece of wood and Hand-painted. I really like the color pattern and the plate scales on the heads of these snakes. This guy definitely has a “don’t tread on me” look in his eye!
On this stick I was asked to carve this knurled hand-grip. It is all carved from a single piece of Logdepole Pine. After carving the snake and all the scales it is hand-painted. I use three different polyurathane finishes to shine and protect different areas. For the eyes and rattle I use a high gloss, for the shaft of the stick I use a satin finish and for the snake I use a flat finish.