Stick 69 Red Cedar Chief

This walking stick was hand carved from a single piece of wood out of Red Cedar. I carved this staff with an added hand grip. This beautiful wood is in its natural color, I didn’t add any wood stain to it. I only applied a clear coat of polyurethane.

Eastern King Snake Walking Stick

I carved this King Snake and White Oak branch with it’s leaves all out of a single piece of wood.  It was a real challenge to bring all the leaves and stems together onto one branch.

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Canebrake Timber Rattler

On my latest walking stick it was requested that it be a Canebrake Timber Rattle Snake in the yellow phase. I added a checkered hand grip. This was carved out of one solid piece of wood and hand painted. A coat of high gloss polyurethane brings out the rich color of the Redwood.

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Walking Stick #47 Progress Update

I am working on this double, snake stick with a King Snake below and a Rattlesnake on the top.  In this photo I have refined the shapes and am ready to put on the scales.scaleready

Here you can see the scales have been added to the Rattlesnake.  steves double snake stick blog 001steves double snake stick blog 002

 Here’s the King snake with his scales.  You can see the Rattlesnake on the opposite side of the stick.king

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 Stick #44

Rattlesnake Walking Stick #37 Video

Diamondback Rattlesnake Walking Stick # 35 Video

Progress on Rattlesnake Walking Stick #32

This Rattlesnake walking stick has three subjects;  all carved from a single piece of
Redwood.  The scales on the snake, and fur on the chipmunk will be my  next stages.  I still have the painting and finishing of the wood to do as well.  I was very challenged with the large Stag Beetle, but am happy that it is turning out alright.

I have saturated the most fragile parts of the ears, toes and beetle appendages with super glue to give them strength and to keep them from sheering off with the grain or being accidentally chipped.

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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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