|Project by mpounders||posted 09-03-2014 05:33 PM||1419 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Actually this is more of a lizard than a salamander, but I like the name! The hellbender lives in streams and can grow up to 2 feet in length, which would certainly be a startling sight for me. I think this guy might startle a few people too, although he seems friendly enough. This is a basswood top on a persimmon shaft, finished with satin polyurethane. The lizard is carved and the scales are burned on with a pen. The eyes get a touch of epoxy to give them a realistic glimmer. I made it a little tall, 38 1/2”, so it can be cut shorter if needed. Thanks for looking!
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com