Fish Board

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Project by dustbunny posted 12-12-2009 11:40 PM 2919 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this board for a friend I work with who only breathes to fish.
He occasionally will ask if I have a board that looks like a fish.
Secret Santa will leave it under the tree at work for him.

Cut entirely on my band saw.
Made with red birch, wenge, and purpleheart veneer pinstripes.
Measures 16 1/2” X 7” X 3/4” thick.
Finished with Howards Butcher Block Conditioner.
Buffed :)

Thanks to everyone who responded to my blog for help on this project,
it work out fine, I was just freaking out. LOL


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 11:56 PM

Lisa, nice looking fish, do you really fool him with the secret Santa line.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 12:34 AM

great looking fish, what species is the shape based on??? looks like a salmon to me

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 12:49 AM

Looks like it turned out very well !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 01:06 AM

turned out nice , lisa .

he’‘ll never guess
where it came from !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-13-2009 01:18 AM

WOW Lisa,
That is one nice fish and one nice board!
The lines are exquisite! I love the wood combination.
He is one lucky fisherman!
Happy holidays indeed!!!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 12-13-2009 01:23 AM

Great job , Lisa : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 12-13-2009 01:30 AM

that’s awesome!!!
fantastic job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 02:07 AM

Seems kinda fishy LOL great job Lisa a super design looks fantastic
, My wife says I should scale back on the humor.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 12-13-2009 02:29 AM

it came out great, sometimes we panic to soon. and it is a supper design.

jim always listen to your wife…your fish jokes aren’t that funny … :-)

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 02:55 AM

rtb- it will be secret till he opens the box it will be in. Ssshhhhh.
Duane- I don’t know the species, I found a fish board online, zoomed it up,traced it off my computer screen.
Jim- what humor LOL
David- thanks or your help buddy.
Ellen- We just noted that wenge is not a seller, but hey, this one’s free ! LOL

Just had a special request for a totally bizarre cutting board, I’m working out the details in my head…stay tuned…

Thanks to all,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 03:42 AM

What a great gift, it came out excellent.

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#12 posted 12-13-2009 07:11 AM

I always say wait till it is finished to panic… now I have a fantastic idea to copy…might start out with a sardine first though. Muchos betteras.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 12-13-2009 02:46 PM

Lisa it looks great i have been waiting to see the finished project sense reading the blog.
there was some good ideas there. for someone of us (me) who cant cut a curve to save his life
this is mind boggling.
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 12-14-2009 06:39 AM

What a great idea!.. Now if you could only add a little ‘je ne sais quois’ to add to the atmosphere… I know finish it in cod liver oil! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 12-14-2009 12:33 PM


-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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