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Two-sided snake staff shot | by 0olong
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Two-sided snake staff shot

I recently retrieved my carving chisels from London. I haven't done much carving before, but enough that I'd been missing it.

 

The first thing I carved after getting them back was this snake, in my monopod staff. It took me a couple of weeks of sporadic labour.

 

It actually started off as finger grips, but then I noticed that knot there looking a bit like an eye, and the snake followed naturally.

 

Stained with tea, finished with linseed oil.

 

Photoshopped quite badly (with Gimp).

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Taken on April 7, 2010