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Project by wizzardofwood posted 1373 days ago 1335 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project with a piece of Cherry wood scrap that just screamed BLUEGILL…
the entire piece is hand carved and polished without the use of sandpaper
my cabinet maker trainer used to say….”SANDPAPER IS FOR FOOLS THAT CAN’T SHARPEN THEIR TOOLS” THE END RESULT WAS ALOT OF SCRAPING the tips of the scales is done in gold leaf
the eyes are plexiglass polished and pupil painted rimmed with 24k gold
the finish is clear satin and of course hand rubbed hope you enjoy it
Jim

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1373 days ago

Wow, this is a great piece of work. Very realistic looking.The gold leaf added pizazz to it.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Abbott

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#2 posted 1373 days ago

That looks good but I think your cabinet maker trainer was a bit off with his sandpaper phobia.

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

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wizzardofwood

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#3 posted 1373 days ago

thanks for the comment and more to come
jim

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1373 days ago

Amazing truly amazing, the work involved staggers my mind. You are a true artist.

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

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wizzardofwood

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#5 posted 1373 days ago

thanks for kind words im happy you like it jim

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

I saw & caught her brother this morning.. Can you say dinner??? Truly skillful

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

Another amazing carving ,beautiful work Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 1372 days ago

WOW! Awesome and beautiful. Great seeing your work…...........

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

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

Beautiful carving. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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sras

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#10 posted 1372 days ago

Thanks for sharing your art with us. Another great piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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wizzardofwood

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#11 posted 1372 days ago

thanks everyone ….........enjoy the compliments they spur me on to better things

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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TJ65

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#12 posted 1372 days ago

Thats cool.
if you didn’t say things about how you made it, I would say it was one you caught!!!!!!!!!! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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wizzardofwood

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#13 posted 1372 days ago

thereas thank you for the lifting comments …....

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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Jordan

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#14 posted 1371 days ago

Very nice! Love the face. All of your fish are super!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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imallchalkedup

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#15 posted 1371 days ago

I really envy you carvers, you really got some talent there. I just wish I could catch a few that size.

-- RStadler

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