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.
Here’s a little pendant we made out of some Redwood scraps. It has some homemade Dogwood, beads and is hung with a tiny swivel. My wife likes to help me and has made several different pendants like hummingbirds and sea turtles. It’s been a fun addition to our home business. We sell them in our Etsy shop.
On this stick I was asked to carve this knurled hand-grip. It is all carved from a single piece of Logdepole Pine. After carving the snake and all the scales it is hand-painted. I use three different polyurathane finishes to shine and protect different areas. For the eyes and rattle I use a high gloss, for the shaft of the stick I use a satin finish and for the snake I use a flat finish.
An Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake wraps around the shaft of this chipmunk- topped walking stick. They are joined by a large Stag Beetle. This is my first three-subject walking stick and it is made from my dwindled supply of Redwood. It has taken me some time to finish this piece but I enjoyed it.