walking stick/cane

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This is a waliking stick I made for a fellow up the street. Bobby is a member of the Cherokee Nation and a good guy who has had quite the run of bad luck lately so I hoped to lift his spirits a little with this gift. He loved it. It is made of an unknown wood. Yes, the copperhead skin is real. I think it is very unique. I liked it a bunch and briefly considered keeping it but didn’t. 8)

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 08:38 PM

What a nice gift. Hope things take a turn for the better for your friend.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 09:08 PM

Maybe you brought some good spirits in with the gift, who knows, can’t hurt! I hate snakes so much this is almost creepy, the craftsmanship overcomes that feeling. But hey, it’s a good snake because it’s skinned and wrapped around a stick!!!! Nice work, keep it up.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 09:18 PM

Wow that really is amazing .,one of a kind great gift.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 10:10 PM

wow! That looks like real snake skin!! absolutely amazing!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 10:15 PM

I thought I found a stick like that in my wood pile out back – then it moved…

Beautiful work!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 12:57 AM

very cool. Hope things turn for the better for your friend. very nice of you to do that for him.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks everybody. Bobby loves that thing. I does look like a real snake doesn’t it.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 03:08 AM

Super stick! Super gift for a friend…................very cool… the skin wrap…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 12-30-2011 05:49 AM

Hey dakremer, he said the copperhead skin was real. Sheeesh.

Cool project.

-- -- I've Been Reading So Much About The Bad Effects Of Smoking, Drinking & Sex, That I've Decided To Give Up Reading.

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 06:25 AM

I’d have to shoot that if I saw it! Copperheads are my least favorite snake (and they really smell bad too). How did you get the stench out of the skin or does it still smell like a live copperhead?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 12-30-2011 07:06 AM

Boy that is some kind of stink ain’t it! It did still have a little smell when I put it on but not as bad as when I first took it off. Of course it dried between taking it and then using it for this stick, it got real dry and stiff so guess what I had to do to get it to conform to the shape of the wood,soak it in water for about 15 or 20 minutes and that brought the smell right back. I am gonna guess that youu wouldn’t be able to smell it in a month or three. Thats just a guess though.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#12 posted 12-30-2011 12:02 PM

Wow, what a work of art! Great gift and a amazing job!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 01-11-2012 04:40 AM

Very nice, and thoughtful. Where can a guy get one of those skins for my walking stick?

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