"Spotted Lizard Cane"

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Project by mpounders posted 11-06-2017 06:06 PM 1133 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this cane finished up this weekend and he turned out pretty good! The handle and shaft are basswood, joined with an oak dowel. I wood-burned all of the scales and painted it with washes of acrylic paint. The final finish is polyurethane, with an extra coat on the lizard to give him a little bit of a sheen. The final touch was a drop of epoxy on each eye, that really seems to bring it to life. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 11-06-2017 06:11 PM

I just love the look of that thing. Congratulations. I really unique piece.

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#2 posted 11-06-2017 06:13 PM

Unique and definitely a conversation starter that is sure to be noticed when it is used. I especially like the pads on the feet. Reminds me of the green frogs we have here in IA.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 11-06-2017 06:52 PM

Such a great carving….really like it.

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#4 posted 11-06-2017 09:46 PM

That is awesome!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 11-06-2017 11:32 PM

Cool, never did a GECKO, I might steal your idea. Thanks.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 12:20 AM

that is a wonderful cane!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-07-2017 12:51 AM

Great carving, Mike!



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#8 posted 11-07-2017 12:22 PM

Bravo, very well done, I’m tempted to make one ,,, someday.
Keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 11-07-2017 02:45 PM

Mike, this cane is so fantastic. It’s a real eye catcher and it displays a lot of fine skill and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 11-07-2017 07:55 PM


-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#11 posted 11-07-2017 08:59 PM

Real cool piece Mike

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 11-08-2017 07:58 PM

excellent! really cool!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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