Natural Snake

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Project by WildWoodMan posted 07-18-2014 05:26 AM 1825 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this piece of wood, naturally curved/ twisted/ scared, I stripped off the bark, next step is to sand and poly. I I told my Nephew that I was going to carve the wood to look like a Snake, he said “Uncle Danny it already looks like a Snake”

-- Wildman, PA,

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 10:40 PM

I agree with the Nephew – not much carving required to make it look like a snake. How big is it? It would make an interesting snake cane if it is the right size.

Have fun with it and be sure to post a photo of the finished piece.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 12:14 AM

hey leafherder: well it may not look like it required much “carving” to make it look like a Snake, but the vine/ wood (not quite sure what type, as of yet), the bark was very hard to carve,
I went through several utility blades. I first used Irwin then ended up using Milwaukee, since the Irwin are more expensive per pack. I just bought small pack of Milwaukee unity blades, now I will buy the contractors pack. Only tool I used to carve was a Sheffield (mfg) Unity knife – 12119 , that I found, I wrap with ace bandage to help with my neuropathy/ trigger finger/ arthritis

Wild Wood Snake { Fera ligna anguem } very rare in these parts of US
Length: from head to tail → [about ] (5’ or 60”) = (152.4cm) <counting>
Diameter = (5”) = (12.7cm)

The only way it would make a interesting cane is to cut it, I have No plans of doing so.
But I do plan to dye/ acrylic paint the wood, then poly


-- Wildman, PA,

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