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Project by Roger posted 2513 days ago 1680 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small (3” x 1”) carving from a scrap piece of Maple, I also dyed it and used a nail for the eye that I polished the and used black paint. I gave this to my nephew. I made this about three years ago.

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#1 posted 2513 days ago

Hey, that’s really good! I thought they were real fish, especially that first one on the left by the coral. Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Daren Nelson

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#2 posted 2513 days ago

Very cool, of course I am going to swipe that idea and make my own now for a fun little project. I don’t know why I never thought of it, I have made 1000’s of these. Your fish is way cooler. I have some spalted curly stock that would make a really neat fish without the dye.
curly maple lures


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#3 posted 2513 days ago


Those things shimmer like real fish….Cool!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 2513 days ago

what a great fish tank display this would make …

no cleaning the tank.. just enjoy them… very nice; very real !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2513 days ago

LOL…Just when you thought you saw everything.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2513 days ago

Great carvings, Roger!

Daren, are those lures wearing condoms? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 2512 days ago

Fantastic carving. A great big nice job on them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2512 days ago

great fish carving. it is lumberjocks best-carved-fish-of-the-day blue ribbon award winner ! nice to see more of your work Roger. Looking forward to seeing more .

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 2512 days ago

Daren, are those lures wearing condoms? :-)” ...ever get hook in your finger, they don’t want to come out. Yea they are covered for my protection when I assemble them.
I checked out some of Roger’s other stuff, his hand mirrors from WAY before I came around blew me away I am a funky wood guy, I have never seen birdseye like that.


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#10 posted 2512 days ago

Roger, where you been ole buddy, I missed you and your outstanding work, the pumpkin head I think is the last I remember. Sure glad you’re back, what you been up to? Been making many scarey sculptures I hope and making big $ doing it. Great looking fish. I like that better than tuna. Good to see ya man, God Bless. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 2512 days ago

Great Fish! The ribbon in the wood just does it!

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#12 posted 2203 days ago

This is just tooooo cool I looove it – is it an Albacore tuna

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#13 posted 2152 days ago

your awesome man!

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

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#14 posted 1741 days ago

very nice.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#15 posted 1447 days ago

wow amazing work! Can you tell me how you did the paint job? The color blends in with the natural grain seamlessly.

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