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Snake Walking Cane

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Project by Lewey posted 02-28-2013 07:58 AM 1017 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make a lot of different walking canes but this is probably my most unusual. A friend gave me this piece of wood and said I could have it if I thought I could make something from it. It is a piece of box elder where a honeysuckle vine had wrapped around it. Over time, the wood grew out and over the vine creating the basic shape.

I used hand carving tools and a dremel to shape the stick into a snake. I added a handle made from a piece of cow bone that my dogs had drug up into the yard. The design on the snake was made by using a high speed rotary engraver with a round diamond burr. The endcaps on the handles and the spacer are made of …....Snakewood.

It had definitely generated some conversations when I take it out.

-- Bill, Tennessee, http://www.lewca.com





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#1 posted 02-28-2013 08:37 AM

I would bet all conversation start out with “WOW”

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 10:10 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!
This is a fine snake cane you made, Looks really cool!!
Great Work!

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 01:43 PM

Beautiful work. Although I hate snakes.

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 02:09 PM

Welcome to LJs. WOW! Nice job! What kind of glue you use to hold the bone to the wood?

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 03:12 PM

Welcome to LJs. Great cane and great carving. I’ve got a chair project in mind “Snakes on Chair” so you carving is quite useful to me since I’ve never carved a snake before.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 03:13 PM

Beautiful carving. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Lewey

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 05:33 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Regarding the glue I used to connect the bone to the wood, I drilled into the bone and the wood is inserted up into it. I then filled the bone cavity with epoxy. It’s held up pretty well so far.

Bill

-- Bill, Tennessee, http://www.lewca.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 04:46 AM

Bill,

Isn’t it wonderful to use what our Master Creator creates! I’m not fond of snakes, but your cane is certainly a fabulous use of God’s provision and your excellent carving talents.

Welcome to LJs!

L/W

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 04:56 PM

Awesome walking cane! The carving on the snake is definitely amazing. Impressive!

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