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post #1 of 9 Old 10-29-2010, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Carved Snake Walking Stick

Just finished up a really nice Carved Snake Walking Stick for a customer in California. I think he will be pleased.

The walking stick is just over 60" tall, with the snake coiled around the stick from top to bottom. The snake has his mouth open, as if preparing to bit.

The stick was piece of cherry that I had for some time..

The detail is hard to see in the snall attached picture, but the entire snake has scales carved
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-29-2010, 05:19 PM
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Nicely done. Any chance of having you post some more photos, showing the details? Great work.

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Pretty nice walkin stick. Might be afraid to grab it with that snake ready to bite.
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Stix, you wouldn't happen to be from KY would you?

That is a sharp looking walking stick.

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That's a great job! How do you do your finish? Close ups would be great if you can.
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Nicely done. Any chance of having you post some more photos, showing the details? Great work.
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I'm From Kentucky

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Stix, you wouldn't happen to be from KY would you?

That is a sharp looking walking stick.

You are correct, I'm from Kentucky.

You would like to look at more of the sticks, check out Kentucky Walking Sticks on Yahoo or Google.
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The Finish Is Polyurthane

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That's a great job! How do you do your finish? Close ups would be great if you can.

I finish the walking sticks with three or four coats of Min Wax polyurthane.

The scales are cut in one at a time, however I do use a Foredom and a wood chisel.

Check out Kentucky Walking Sticks on Yahoo or Google.

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Randy, I thought I recognized that good looking work of yours. I love making the sticks also but I am not good enough to do the scales and all that you do. Welcome to the board.

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