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!
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!
Music by Mike and Theresa Stinnett and very special thanks to Jered Gillispie for his wonderful banjo picking! We appreciate his contribution to our music and look forward to adding more of his great music to our videos!
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.
Here’s a little pendant we made out of some Redwood scraps. It has some homemade Dogwood, beads and is hung with a tiny swivel. My wife likes to help me and has made several different pendants like hummingbirds and sea turtles. It’s been a fun addition to our home business. We sell them in our Etsy shop.