Cutthroat Carving

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Project by rainman posted 10-10-2009 07:26 PM 1966 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at carving something other than folkart. My nephew Ken wanted a fish to hang so I decided to carve one from his area, the Yellowstone Cutthroat. I can’t paint well enough so Ken will have a friend in Montana do it for him. Hopefully he’ll send me a picture when its done so I can post it for you.

-- So much wood, So little time

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 08:53 PM

That is awesome. At first I was thinking it was a pretty small carving, but after seeing all of the photos I am really impressed. I love the scale of it. Makes its presence known. Really nice touch on the hanging presentation.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 09:46 PM

Very nice carving

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 11:41 PM

That’s a beauty!! You did your part, hope the painter does it justice…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 11:46 PM

if the painter does as good a job as the carver… people will think its real!

-- jk

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 12:01 AM

nice job… immediately recognizable as a cutthroat…

I’m not even sure if it needs painted… like, if you want true color, catch one and stuff it. Although a good artist may change my opinion….

so, either way… very well done…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 01:45 AM

Good by folk art, great job

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 04:48 AM

That’s a good-looking fish. I like the idea of hanging it, too. How large is it? I’m not familiar with a cutthroat here in the midwest. We have rainbow, lake, brook, brown, and river trout, but not cutthroat. I think my husband’s fish carvngs are much smaller.

Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 03:32 PM

Your fish looks great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 04:35 PM

Outstanding work,love it!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 04:36 PM

wow! that’s pretty impressive!
can’t wait to see it after the paint job.

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#11 posted 10-11-2009 05:06 PM

Where did you get the eyes? My daughter saw the images of this fish and she thinks its beautiful and wants to know how you get the eyes to look so real.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 10-11-2009 05:25 PM

A beautiful fish carving. It’s nice to see without paint on it.

If it were mine, I’d give it a clear finish, then people would know it was wood.

After a carving is painted, who knows what its made of?

I’m a wood lover.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 02-15-2011 08:02 PM

Love it !

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 08:13 PM

Your carving skills are very good and that is a beautiful fish.

-- 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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#15 posted 05-02-2012 12:18 AM

That’s a beautiful carving, you have some serious talent. I really like this piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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