"Lizard Cane"

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Project by mpounders posted 05-27-2012 06:22 PM 2874 views 10 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished this and got a few pictures taken. I started this a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t sure if I wanted a natural finish or a full color realistic paint job. In the end, I decided to go with the natural color of the pear. I love the color of the wood! It seems to give an almost bronze appearance to the carving. It still looks real enough to get a few double-takes even without the color. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 06:26 PM

As always, beautiful work by a truly talented artist (even if I’m no a big reptile fan).

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 06:32 PM

WOW MIKE! That is just too damn cool!
Great work you are a master at the craft.
True talent!
Thanks for sharing, keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 06:46 PM

This is unreal! Nicest cane I have ever seen,!

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 07:00 PM

The finished project looks great. Amazing that you saw the lizard in the wood and was able to bring it out.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 07:28 PM

WOW! Just WOW!

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 07:55 PM

That’s a great carving! I’m impressed.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 07:57 PM

Wow, great work! But how did you get that lizard to pose on your cane for the picture?

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 08:26 PM

Exquisitely carved! Very lifelike! Are you ever awake after midnight to see him running around??

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 05-27-2012 09:10 PM

That is incredible work. Wouls love to see a full length of the cane.

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 09:18 PM

That is really cool, I am glad you kept the natural wood finish too.

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 10:09 PM

That is an amazing piece of work. beautiful and masterfully carved!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 10:44 PM

You’re the best Mike, not only a great carving, but fit into the stick just perfectly.
How about a photo showing the whole stick in one shot?
Way to go, a real collector’s item here,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#13 posted 05-27-2012 10:45 PM

That is beautiful! What a skill you have!

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#14 posted 05-28-2012 12:39 AM

heirloom quality!!!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#15 posted 05-28-2012 03:02 AM

I was already impressed with the cane at an earlier stage. I still wouldn’t have imagined it to turn out this great. Really looks good…. I love the detailing.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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