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Snake Eyes, Wood Spirit Walking Stick by Jim Arnold

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 1140 days ago 2521 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its all on one stick. The staff is about 7’ long. There are 7 faces all connected by two snakes slithering around the stick and their individual facial reactions to it. Made from cypress the carving work is about 4-5’ long on this one.

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knottysticks

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#1 posted 1140 days ago

Oooohh so cool.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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Vince

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#2 posted 1140 days ago

Wow….very nice, how long did this take to make?

-- Vince

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WVTODD

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#3 posted 1140 days ago

Wish i could carve like you, looks great.

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JimArnoldChess

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#4 posted 1140 days ago

Thanks for the comments! think this took about 14 hours. The first one I ever did was a project for a class I was teaching…I didn’t have a clue, but by the end of the first class half of the students (and me too) were making and selling them. They’re so much fun to do. Its the most popular class I ever taught, you just make them up as you go along….they’re great for getting practice with face work and they sell really well too.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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Bertha

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#5 posted 1140 days ago

Totally spectacular! I love it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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reggiek

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#6 posted 1140 days ago

Beautiful work….what wonderful carvings….That is an awesome walking stick.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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christopheralan

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#7 posted 1139 days ago

Great work! Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Wiggy

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#8 posted 1133 days ago

Outstanding work!
The finish… clear coat or (pleeeese…) hand rubbed wax?
Just imagine the awesome look this piece would have in several years and hundreds of miles of treking.
My ablility to carve is so far behind you… but, following along the path you have marked.
Thanks for the inspiration.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1133 days ago

That’s a wonderful hiking staff and the carving is great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JimArnoldChess

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#10 posted 1132 days ago

Wiggy, all I use is lacquer…I spray it and it dries in seconds and minutes not hours and days. I’m just a hack…you’ll get it.

Welcome to LJs!
Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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