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  • Snake Cane Photo Attempt

    I received good advice about how to post photos of the two canes I have done from pecan wood but my failure at mastering the required technology means you should be laying down to view them correctly!

    I have no idea why they are okay on my phone but translate as rotated on my computer; my attempts to rotate them correctly do not seem to have been successful. Maybe I need a "Wizard of Oz" event to turn my house on its side. Oh well!
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  • #2
    Beautiful canes! Both masterfully done!
    Keep On Carvin'
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    • #3
      Well done on the canes! I think the sideways photos has something to do with how you hold your phone - vertically or horizontally. I just tested my iPhone, and the photos were oriented correctly both ways, but other brands of phones may not work the same way. Test it by taking a photo vertically, then take the same one horizontally and see what happens. When you finish testing, let me know and I can delete anything you don't want to keep in the forums.

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      Last edited by Claude; 01-25-2022, 11:43 AM.
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      • #4
        Your snakes look good. Good job.
        . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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        • #5
          Not my Favorite Subject but you did a Great Job . Merle

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          • #6
            These are the only snakes I am not afraid of.

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            • #7
              Very nice sticks and like the details.
              Bill
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              • #8
                Excellent work on the canes and I too like the sideways presentation. I've carved and photographed quite a few canes and they are not the easiest items to show. I do have one comment on the cane base with the legs. I don't know where you picked it up but I had ordered one off of Amazon for a cane that I was planning to use. It worked perfect for a time until one day the bottom poked out and instead of rubber it was wood that came in contact with the sidewalk. It was only by a struck of luck that I didn't end up falling on my face (again) so I just figured that I'd give you a heads up so that you can keep an eye on it. Keep up the good work!

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                • #9
                  Heck, it doesn't bother me to look sideways at a picture, I've seen several girls look that way.

                  Back to the carvings, well done, did they start as one piece? The color of the snake vs the cane, I don't think so. If so a very good job of mounting the snakes to the cane.
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    Here's a detailed and illustrated set of directions: https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated...mages-to-posts

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                    • #11
                      Nice work, I have always admired the snake canes.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you all for your kind comments!

                        JoeB: Each cane is one piece, "carved" from one pecan limb using chisels and a mallet in a modified technique from that presented by David Stehly in his book, Hand Carving Your Own Walking Sticks.

                        I apologize about not better capturing some of the detail in the photos but thanks to Claude I now have a tutorial about posting pictures!

                        Eddy: I knew the handle of each cane would not let me secure it on the arm of a chair or edge of a table and I thought it would have a better chance if it could stand on its own. I bought the rubber bases at a local pharmacy; thankfully, this particular type (Carex brand) has a metal plate in the bottom of the hole for the cane. Because the flexibility of the rubber neck allowed the cane's asymmetrical shape and weight of the rattlesnake to pull the cane over I had to stiffen the neck and be mindful of the insertion angle. I made successive longitudinal cuts in a "collar" of pvc pipe to reduce its diameter until it could be constricted to fit the hole, carved the cane to fit the pvc but slightly offset from the long axis of the cane to compensate for the asymmetry, crossed my fingers and epoxied everything in place. It is obviously not perfect and I sometimes have to find the right way to position the cane for any particular floor space but so far so good.

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                        • #13
                          Very cool pieces I got goose bumps just looking at them. Nearly stood on a very poisonous coral snake in panama and a adder in england. Both on birding trips. Scared the hell out of me. Got a bit too close to a water moccasin in Missouri Once again on a birding trip. Man those things can move fast when they want to.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you, Glenn. Now after what you said, the thought of birding gives me goose bumps. Talk about difficulties with situational awareness; you've got your attention up in the trees and possibly stepping on snakes!

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                            • #15
                              Well done. I like the natural canes and detail on the snakes.
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