|Project by ivan||posted 07-28-2013 05:27 PM||1670 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
This Lizard is made out of a limb from my orange tree which I cut down and had sitting around my shop. I couldn’t decide on what to make out of it until I saw a lizard cane made by “mpounders” He inspired me to try one of my own.
My lizard is on a 5 foot staff and measures 13.5” nose to tail tip. I found that the orange wood is very hard with smooth straight grain. I did most of the carving using power tools and burned the scales in with a Razortip burner. The scales were done one at a time with a small skew tip and took forever! I also added some extras, a small ladybug on the tip that the lizard is looking at and also some leaves behind the tail to give it some detail. I had a wonderful time with this project and learned a lot.
-- Ivan, Bay Area, California