|Project by Tom "BUG" Janos||posted 01-02-2010 11:54 PM||3002 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This was my first fish carving. The actual fish looks better then the photos thank god, lol.
I carved it for our youngest sons 17th Birthday.
It took alot longer to carve then I expected it to take. I think painting alone was about 10 hours for a total of about 50 hours with the stones for the habitat. Hate to see how long it takes when I get ready to do a northern and musky that I am planning.
Unfortunately the worm, hook & bobber attachment in the 1st photo fell off while I was moving it around for photos so I will have to put more epoxy on it next time.
The fish is life size about 5 inches or so long and carved from Basswood, the eyes are clear glass that I had to paint the color and pupil into, and the worm, shell, and pebbles are all made from two part putty epoxy. The hook and bobber are real.
Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for looking.
-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006