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Manzanita Snake Head Cane

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Project by mmh posted 2116 days ago 3219 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of my favorite canes. This is made of a piece of Manzanita root and it was a gnarly piece full of dirt and rocks. The more I cleaned it, the more voids appeared and if it weren’t such an interesting piece of wood, I would have tossed it. The white snake like head is the natural color and texture, as is the reddish body, although I had to fill in a lot of gaps with epoxy and wood shavings. I used ebony, manzanita, padouk and purple heart wood shavings in different applications to accent the natural wood. These photos don’t even show the beauty of the detail, but you can get an idea of the fun I had with this. I attached the Manzanita root to a piece of Black Walnut that I shaped into a faux twisty stick. (Is there a formal name for the sticks that are naturally twisted?)

I love creating art and functional art is my goal. For more information please visit: http://www.gallerymh.com

-- "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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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2116 days ago

very nice, I like it … knarly is a good word

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

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mmh

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#2 posted 2116 days ago

Thank you~ I wasn’t sure how to spell “narley”, as it’s a word my husband uses and sometimes he pulls things out of his country boy past that I mis-comprehend. I LOVE using the Manzanita wood, especially the pieces that have a spray of orange in the red. I will post a 4th photo showing the back of this piece.

-- "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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#3 posted 2115 days ago

Nice looking cane. You did justice to the gnarly root. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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