Rattlesnake Walking Stick #60

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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!

African Green Mamba and Twinspot

This custom ordered walking stick features a Green Mamba and a Twinspot.  These are native to Africa.  I especially enjoyed carving my first bird.

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Sidewinder Rattlesnake Knob Cane

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.

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Walking stick #47 in Progress

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.

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Rattlesnake Walking Cane #46

This Rattlesnake walking cane is hand carved from a single piece of wood and then hand painted.

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The Making of Rattlesnake Wrapped Walking Cane #43

Finished Mouse-topped Rattlesnake walking stick #29

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 projectfinished mouse 29

Mice are fun but troublesome.  Carving beady little eyes and getting everything symmetrical is quite a challenge.

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Finished Copperhead Walking Cane

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.

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Finished Rattlesnake Walking Stick with Mouse Top

After many hours of detailed carving and painting, this walking stick is finished.  I spent almost as much time on the mouse as I did on the snake.

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I used redwood and put a clear satin finish without stain.

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The rattlesnake has approximately 4,000 individually made scales that are then painted with at least two different colors each.

Finished Mouse Carving Rattlesnake Walkingstick Top

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.

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