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stixman

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Carving A Snake On Hiking Stick
« on: October 17, 2013, 04:05:15 PM »

Currently, working on a walking stick with a snake carved on the stick.

I have the snake cut out and I am in the process of cutting the scales into the snake.

Thought I would post a picture of the progress.

I plan to paint the snake orange with yellow highlights.

Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

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Re: Carving A Snake On Hiking Stick
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 04:07:50 PM »

Looks good. I can't think of anything I'd do to improve it.
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Re: Carving A Snake On Hiking Stick
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 10:10:38 PM »

So lifelike I think I would have trouble hiking with it...would have to be a display piece.  Really good job.
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Re: Carving A Snake On Hiking Stick
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 11:37:18 PM »

Thanks,

I will post more pictures as I progress with the work.

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Re: Carving A Snake On Hiking Stick
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 09:22:37 AM »

Nice!!  You have a really cool talent ;)
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stixman

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Work In Progress
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 04:41:00 PM »

I've just painted the first layer of paint on the snake I'm carving on the walking stick.

The paint was golden rod yellow, but has taken on a green cast.

I have several more layers of paint to apply.

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Work In Progress
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 05:12:32 PM »

nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 01:13:34 PM »

Added three more colors to the carved snake and applied three coats of polyurethane.

The stick really has a smooth finish.

Colors look unique and were inspired by the painted horses along the streets of Lexington, KY.

If my photo skils were just a little bit better, I think you would be pleased with the end result.

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Snake In The Grass
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 09:14:42 PM »

I really hope you find this funny as my wife did.


http://youtu.be/W6KcAg8YFC4

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Daddy, "There's a snake in the grass"
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2013, 03:03:29 PM »

I just thought a little humor would be fun yesterday.

My daughter and I made this video.

Hope you like it.

(link removed as it was already included in previous post)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 06:41:45 PM by Arthur »
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Multi-Color Snake
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 03:41:39 PM »

Thought I would post a picture of the last walking stick I have carved.

The snake is very colorful and really draws the attention of people who see it.

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There's A Snake In The Tree
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 04:08:37 PM »

Look out the cat has a snake up the tree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCRkiFbyrk&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

Kinda freaky cat.

You just never know what you will find in Kentucky.
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