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.
After many hours of meticulous work, I am happy to have finished this walking stick. It is carved completely out of one piece of wood. I always celebrate when I manage to finish a walking stick with two subjects, being concerned that I might make a mistake on one part or the other and ruin the project
Mice are fun but troublesome. Carving beady little eyes and getting everything symmetrical is quite a challenge.
I have finished carving and painting this Copperhead snake cane. It is carved from a single piece of wood and then hand-painted. Copperhead snakes are found in the eastern US. It is obvious that they are well suited to be camouflaged on deciduous forest floors where they blend with fallen leaves. I was asked to take on this project as a custom order and enjoyed the challenge.
Now that I’m done refining this mouse carving I’ll be moving on to finishing the rattlesnake carving. Next I’ll do a detailed painting on them both. My final step is to put a polyurethane finish on the shaft of the stick.