Carved Trout Inspired by Freddy 1962

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Project by BCDesign posted 10-21-2014 10:00 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to try carve a trout for my father for his birthday after seeing freddy1962s trout carving,I sent freddy lots of pms and he gave me some good advice.The carving is in ash 12”x12”X2” which was hard to carve as it kept tearing out,I did most of the work with my one and only 3/4” inch gouge and I used a dremel to make all the stop cuts.I drew the trout myself so it may not be exactly s in real life but it was good to practice drawing instead of copying one.I finished it in danish oil,when I do my next carving I wll make it bigger as my tools were to big to get a really good finish on this.Bg thanks to Freddy my father relly liked it!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 10:54 PM

Great looking carving Ashe. May I suggest that you post a photo of your finished project first since that is the first one everyone will see in the projects gallery then post your progress photos.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 11:06 PM

Hey I just changed it now thanks!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 11:27 AM

Thank you Ashe. Great job on the trout! It’s amazing you carved that with one gouge! Ash wood would be extremely difficult to carve, similar to red oak. I think if you had a set of carving knives, their would be no stopping you. Again, looking at the sweep of your one gouge, amazed that you did that. Glad your Father liked it! Hopefully you will continue to carve.

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 12:18 PM

That’s a nice carving, Ashe. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-22-2014 03:51 PM

Super carving, Ash!

I’m sure your father will be proud to display this “catch”!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 10-22-2014 06:39 PM

Very nicely carved!

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

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#7 posted 10-22-2014 08:11 PM

nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 10-23-2014 11:03 PM

Thanks rustic lew hillbilly and helluvawreck!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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