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Walnut porpoise

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-07-2016 08:28 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As soon as i got this piece of wood, I saw a fish. I used some left over walnut scraps to create the fins and tail. The butterfly’s/bowties are maple and are hand-chiseled. The whole piece measures 58” X 22” X 1”. It is a wall hanging and does not, as yet, have a home. It’s is finished with mineral oil and Howard’s wax . This was probably one of the most fun pieces I have done. As always, thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 08:45 PM

Sometimes the wood looks back at you and lets you know what it want’s to be! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-07-2016 09:44 PM

Very cool idea. Well done sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-08-2016 12:15 AM

That is really nice!

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 06-08-2016 01:29 AM

I love it!!

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

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#5 posted 06-08-2016 02:45 AM

Nice job! I live in Florida and watch porpoise’s and dolphins either in the Indian River, or in the ocean. They are a beautiful site to behold.

-- Sharon, Florida

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#6 posted 06-08-2016 10:14 AM

beautiful work Jay, you are an ARTIST!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 06-08-2016 11:43 AM

At first, when I looked at it, I thought you might have done it on accident, but then I looked again and, nope, you did it on porpoise!!

Great job! It looks fantastic! I love the bowties in it

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#8 posted 06-08-2016 12:55 PM

Good eye! Very nicely done, way to achieve your vision.

-- --Denver-- Any society that will give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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#9 posted 06-08-2016 12:56 PM

This fish needs water, nice project.

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#10 posted 06-08-2016 01:26 PM

That is a fancy yard ornament. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 06-08-2016 03:30 PM

Good looking fish. Needs a hook and piece of line in the mouth.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#12 posted 06-08-2016 05:02 PM

So you did it on porpoise? (very bad, Logan N).

Looks like a really fun project. Nice!

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#13 posted 06-08-2016 07:43 PM

The piece of walnut talked to you and you listened well .
The bowties sure enhanced the look .

Klaus

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#14 posted 06-09-2016 09:59 PM

Not quite ready for the frying pan but I like what you done with it. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 06-11-2016 11:38 AM

Very cool. A fish w/bandaids.

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