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Project by Thermaloy_Jnr posted 87 days ago 746 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pal of mine is an avid fly fisher so for his birthday, created this priest out of black walnut with detailing on the handle. Finished with shellac and wood wax. Mostly done with a skew.

-- Thermaloy_Jnr





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 87 days ago

Very nice! This is probably the only fly fishing accoutrement I don’t have and wished I did on several occasions. What are the dimensions? Thanks for the post.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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TheBeardedWoodworker

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#2 posted 87 days ago

Very nicely done.

-- The Bearded Woodworker from Brander's WoodShop (https://www.facebook.com/BrandersWoodshop) a part of The Maritime Woodworkers (www.maritimewoodworkers.com)

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Thermaloy_Jnr

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#3 posted 87 days ago

Thanks BeardedWoodworker

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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Thermaloy_Jnr

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#4 posted 87 days ago

HillBillyShooter, I’ll check the dims tonight and post. Many thanks

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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Rockbuster

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#5 posted 87 days ago

Nice turning, I’ll have to admit, didn’t know what the heck a fishing priest was,googled it, and was shocked to see that some of these sell for as much as $165.00. Maybe I should start turning these, instead of segmented bowls.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 87 days ago

Nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Thermaloy_Jnr

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#7 posted 87 days ago

HillbillyShooter, have sent you a message with the dims.

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 87 days ago

Thanks—great size for convenience and dispatch.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Oldtool

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#9 posted 87 days ago

Beautiful work on the turning with a skew. I’ve got to ask though, what’s it for – hitting the fish over the head? Sorry, I’m not a fisherman.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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comboprof

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#10 posted 87 days ago

Apparently its for administrating the last rites to a fish. (A.k.a hitting it on the head.) I’ve always used the back end of my knife.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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Thermaloy_Jnr

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#11 posted 87 days ago

Hi Oldtool, yes as Comboprof says it’s the coup de gras for a caught fish. I usually catch and release but rainbow trout are sometimes too delicious to put back!
Thanks for your comments :)

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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comboprof

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#12 posted 86 days ago

Lol, my fishing partner won’t eat rainbow, says he can’t get past the smell. No he’ll only keep pan size male brook trout. At most 2 and usually only if badly hooked.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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