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Project by bushmaster posted 11-24-2015 05:37 PM 1384 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the favorite present of the group I just posted, Thought some of you would be interested too. The idea just popped into my head and had to try making one. I grabbed a half block of wood and cut as large a timber as possible and drew the side curved view, after that was cut out the top view, took a few tries to look like a fish. The rest was shaping and drilling the hole. Quess what, didn’t balance worth a hoot and was unstable. I thought it wasn’t big enough so I went and got a bigger block of wood and made a much bigger one, It was not that great either. After scratching my head a bit to stir up the thin grey matter, I thought it may work with the tail area flattened out. Well it worked so well I decided to flatten the smaller one. Stable now, I liked it better so finished for their gift. A friend came by and was so excited I gave it to him, he makes wine in two liter bottles.
Hope some of you try making one, Maybe as a present too, Christmas is coming. It looks so cool as if the fish is jumping.
Thanks for looking, comments are welcome.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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#1 posted 11-24-2015 06:02 PM

Nice idea!

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 06:12 PM

Brian, this is a very nice project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 11-24-2015 06:54 PM

Very creative and very well final sculpturing and finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 08:57 PM

Christmas is a coming so I’d better head for the workshop! Nice work! Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 09:53 PM

Like it!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 11:20 PM

Nice job . That is very uique. I like it too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-25-2015 08:27 AM

Cool

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 04:24 PM

Another—-AH! HA! and a very good one too!

As much an artistic, as a wood project!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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