Kid Toys - Fishing Set

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Project by grimejr posted 12-24-2009 10:26 PM 3968 views 56 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stole this idea from my buddy rooster….what can I say…a good idea is a good idea! The sea critters are all made from shorts of cherry, maple, and black walnut. I used the transition from heart wood to sap wood in the walnut to give the fish some additional color contrast. One magnet is supper glued/screwed into the fishing rod hook and metal washers are screwed to the nose of each fish/crab/lobster/turtle. This was a fun project, but after building 5 sets for Christmas presents, I am glad to be done.

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 10:39 PM

Really Cute!!
Bet the little ones, who receive this, will be thrilled!

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

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 10:54 PM

One set would have been awesome, 5 sets put you up there close to sainthood! Great project!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 11:56 PM

Very cute!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 12:08 AM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 12:08 AM

really cute!!!!!

-- helen

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 12:11 AM

Great idea very cool.

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 12:49 PM

this is awesome!!
The set is wonderful, the wood is beautiful, and the workmanship: superb!

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 04:40 PM

Great project! You really made it special. Super job on that, very cool…............

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

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 07:55 PM

This is awesome. I made a set of fish for my son, but they were flat. Yours are way cooler.

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#10 posted 12-25-2009 11:19 PM

You did a great job !! I love this. I’m going to have to copy this ideal too.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#11 posted 12-26-2009 12:22 AM

First time I ever seen one like this. You did a great job on these. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 12-26-2009 12:54 AM

Wow – those are really great! I love the way you used the different woods.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#13 posted 12-26-2009 02:06 PM

Nice job! I love this version. It puts my project of painted pine to shame.

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 12:32 AM

great idea
well done


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#15 posted 03-19-2010 08:53 PM

This is awesome. Do you mind sharing the plans?

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