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.

Rattlesnake Stick #68~ Green Mojave

Here is my latest walking stick, hand carved from a single piece of wood. This is a Green Mojave rattlesnake walking cane.etsystick68green mojave5mikestick68

Wild Roses Cane

My wife and I collaborated to make this intricately hand-carved walking cane.  Using my wife, Brenda’s design, I enjoyed roughing it out in relief.  She put the final details on it.   It features a relief carving of wild roses with their leaves and vines. It’s  is carved from a single piece of wood. The natural light color of the sapwood and darker tones of the heartwood were utilized to enhance the effects of this design. Only a high gloss polyurethane was applied and no stain was needed to bring out the beautiful grain in this piece. It is available in my shop on stinnettstudio.etsy.com.

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SPRING IN THE MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE CANE 65

MIKE HEADS FOR THE HILLS ON A MATERIAL SEARCH AND FINDS SOME WILD EDIBLES ALONG THE WAY AND ALSO SHOWS HIS CARVING OF RATTLESNAKE CANE #65.
Please educate yourself before eating any wild plant and be very sure that you know that what you’re eating is edible.

Mike Stinnett’s Q and A

Just thought I’d answer a few of the most frequently asked questions people have about my life and carving.

Hand Carved Rattlesnake Cane #61

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!

For questions about placing custom orders, please make requests on https://www.etsy.com/shop/StinnettStu…

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!

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I hope you’ll all stay tuned; I’ve got some new projects coming up with brand new subjects which I have never done before. Thank you all for watching and I look forward to seeing your comments below!

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!

Wood Carved Massasauga Rattlesnake Walking stick #54

Here’s my latest carving. This one is a Massasauga Rattle Snake. I carved it from a piece of naturally crooked pine.

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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The Simple Life of a Wood Carver~ Starting a New Chapter

Out in the country, life is simple. I’d like to share some of the peaceful moments, the adventures and the projects of an old wood carver like me. That’s why I’ve become a member of Patreon. I’ll continue to put videos of my latest projects on YouTube, but for anyone who wants a behind the scenes look and maybe some tips and tricks about carving along the way, I invite you to come join me as I begin this new video series on Patreon.com/stinnettsticks