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Project by mpounders posted 07-28-2012 04:20 AM 2904 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another snake I just finished. I hope it looks like a copperhead! It’s about 55” tall on a twistie stick, not sure what the wood is, that carver brought me from southern Arkansas. My wife said I should sell it as soon as possible, so I guess that means it looks too much like a snake for her! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 07-28-2012 04:32 AM

I think it’s a grat looking snake stick! I have some male neighbors that would scream like little girls if they saw it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-28-2012 05:59 AM

Nice job

-- Vince

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#3 posted 07-28-2012 09:36 AM

Another great one Mike!
That is really cool!
I have a twistie stick and would love to pull this off but I don’t know where to begin.
Great looking stick, thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 07-28-2012 10:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful. But…..uh…...I probably wouldn’t want to hold it either.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-28-2012 11:40 AM

That does look real, well done. I would carry it just to screw with people.

**Note – have to be careful commenting on this. Hard to compliment a man on his snake or stick without potentially sounding Uhhh.. Hmm, yeah….

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 11:40 AM

You have a way of bring life outta wood, this looks so real, I might want to grab my pistol…....... jus kiddin…. Super nice carving, as always

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 07-28-2012 11:46 AM

I think it just winked at me…

-- I never finish anyth

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#8 posted 07-28-2012 11:52 AM

I think I would scream like a little girl if I had one of these to walk with. Way to go Mike!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#9 posted 07-28-2012 12:10 PM

Snakes are way cool….. and this one turned out really well. Impressed with the ‘scales’... such tedious work.

Some years ago I was hiking through some woods with my friends Arne and Alice. Arne and I had walked right past this Blue Racer coiled along the path and Alice called us back for a look. I had my video camera out and Arne starts poking at the poor snake doing his best ‘Steve Erwin’ imitation…. “this is the most deadliest snake in all the world” kind of thing.

The 5 foot’ snake takes off fast through the brush and Arne runs after it. I still have the camera filming and in a couple of moments here comes my friend through the undergrowth with this dangling snake held out from his body as the snake is writhing. The first thing Arne says is…. “Man, these snakes are aggressive!”

I say, “What!? You poke the poor snake and he runs off. You crash through the brush to go get him and drag him back, and then you call HIM aggressive.” It was a funny moment.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#10 posted 07-28-2012 12:11 PM


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 07-28-2012 12:49 PM

I love it – my wife would scream loud enough to shatter the windows if I brought something like this staff into the house and of course, I would end up in the dog house.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#12 posted 07-28-2012 01:09 PM

Great carving, it looks very realistic.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 07-28-2012 01:34 PM

Another master piece, but that little “flip” at the end of his nose almost makes him look cute, which is probably a good thing since the eyes are downright evil.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 07-28-2012 03:45 PM

Beautifully done, as it looks realistic enough to scare one!

Years ago I was unaware of how fragile snakes are and I ran over one. I saw it writhing in pain in my rear view mirror and have been in remorse ever since for harming such an animal who was only crossing the road. Some years later I was able to somewhat redeem myself by removing a large black snake from the road with a large fallen branch, as it was sunning itself in the middle of a park roadway and would have been crushed by oncoming traffic.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 07-28-2012 04:15 PM

Great job! I gotta go find me some rattan covered limbs and try this. (Miss Honey Ma’am said I better not, ‘cause she don’t like snakes and lizards and thangs.)
Really, I like this a lot. Keep up the good work.
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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