The RattleSnake Cane

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Project by PKP posted 01-20-2009 04:13 PM 1776 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is 15 years in te making , not that it takes that long to make one, but I’ve only had time to work on it from time to time.

Currently I am looking for a piece of cedar that is 4” x 4” sqaure that is solid red or minimal white, no checks, but have not been able to find one yet. I’m planning to make a rattle handle that will have round cedar balls inside of it and put a removeable rubber cane tip that reveals a hidden spike. Hopefully it won’t take another 15 to do that. HAHA

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#1 posted 01-20-2009 09:33 PM

Nice carving. What an elegant piece.

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 05:59 AM

Nice work PKP,

Are you planning on doing an painting or burning when its all done? It sounds like an awesome concept with the rattling handle. Another note too, I have a pretty big piece of red cedar at the bottom of my log pile, if your interested I could cut you a block of it, I’m not sure how far out the red heart comes from the center, but I’d be happy to help if I can…keep me posted.


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#3 posted 01-21-2009 02:20 PM

The finish will most likeley be a lacquer, and the handle will have hole drilled in the center. Once the center hole is drilli, I will mortise all four sides toward the center of the hole. Next is to shape of the handle with hand tools and last but no least put the 3 to 4 aromatic cedar balls into handle. The balls will be visble from alll sides. Then just glue the handle on.

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#4 posted 01-21-2009 07:32 PM

Very cool. I’ve had projects like this. Too good not to make, but not enough time to keep on it. Good patience. Think it’s going to look great.

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#5 posted 07-15-2009 08:52 AM

Nice piece in progress. So, which is the top? The handle and the bottom tip look to be similar size and shape. Or are my eyes going silly on me? I look forward to seeing the finished product.

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#6 posted 07-15-2009 04:20 PM

cool cane well done

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