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.

Redwood Trout Pendant

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.

Wooden Copperhead Walking Stick #58 & Coffee Mug

Copperhead Snake Walking Stick #38 Video

Rattlesnake Walking Stick #37 Video

Diamondback Rattlesnake Walking Stick #35

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.

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Rigsby stick 35

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Finished Rattlesnake Walking Stick #32

  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.

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Rattle Snake Walking Sticks

Hand-carved from a single piece of wood and then painted.

Each walking stick is hand-carved from a single piece of wood, stained  and  painted.