Look Ethal, there's a snake on my cane!!

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 05-18-2009 02:38 AM 1980 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little critter just crawled right up the cane and made itself at home. The cane is made out of Alder and has a walnut foot. The tongue is also walnut. I glued the tongue to the snake with a little tenon going into his mouth, and glued it to the cane handle. This way it will be difficult to break off if dropped. I’m not saying it can’t be broken off, I’m just sayin I tried to design it to minimize the likelihood of such a tragic disaster. The scales are burned on.
This cane is for sale. PM me if you are interested in purchasing it. Visit my profile to see other available items. As always I welcome constructive criticism whether positive or negative. Thank you for looking.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 02:41 AM

really unique cane

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 02:44 AM

Awesome! You really did a great job on that carving. What a cool cane! Even if the tongue were to break off it would look good.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 02:54 AM

Great workmanship Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 03:30 AM

Wow, this looks really scary. The skin of the snake is so real! You can be Harry Potter with this cane???

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 03:47 AM

Very cool! One nice job of carving.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 04:02 AM

I like this one … what did you use for the tip and how long is the cane ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 04:18 AM

Great job Kolwdwrkr. You’ve done a fantastic job with this.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 04:18 AM

Nicely done. you have captured the essence of the snake.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 04:24 AM

Thanks Guys. Dan the cane is ~35” tall. The tip is going to be a custom made and will be rubber. I think the entire thing should remain custom, instead of buying the traditional tips from a hardware outlet of some sort. It makes it funner for me anyhow.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 05-18-2009 05:31 AM

a real conversation piece…excellent job caring the snake…though I was expecting some pieces of apple to be nearby.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#11 posted 05-18-2009 05:59 AM

Dang you’re good

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 05-18-2009 06:03 AM

Dang your a good artist with wood!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 05-18-2009 02:13 PM

A beautiful work of art by an excellent artist.

I carved a walking stick with snakes on it, but I’ve never completed the detail on the snakes.

Someday I’ll have to finish it. It’s another thing on my list of to do’s someday.

Maybe seeing this one will give me some incentive.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 05-18-2009 02:29 PM

Great looking cane. The snake carving looks very detailed.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 05-18-2009 10:23 PM

I showed this to Barb, & she said she’d be afraid to touch it, it looks so real.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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