|Project by Lewey||posted 02-28-2013 07:58 AM||1250 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
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