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.
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.
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!
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
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.