salmon swimming through post

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-29-2010 02:57 AM 1734 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these can be positioned on posts ,but look great swimming through the corners of houses.Especially when there’s a whole school of them.I love to carve so that part of the animal is missing.Peoples imaginations always make up the rest,and it seems to save a lot of time carving.This two piece fish is red cedar driftwood.I didn’t put a finish on it, so it would weather gray.I make these in all sizes.This appears to look like about a 40 pounder.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 02:59 AM

I love it!! KOOL!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 03:09 AM

Great! Had a nice laugh. Very creative!

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 03:25 AM

HAHA that’s a neat idea, now you need a bear waiting to catch one.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 03:25 AM

Creative, but awesome, none the less :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 03:28 AM

Another great presentation. You got it going. Make more and keep posting. Your work is entertaining as well as skilled.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#6 posted 11-29-2010 04:13 AM

Now that is flat out awesome! Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 11-29-2010 05:44 AM

Great Lookin salmon

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 11-29-2010 07:49 AM

Dang! I really like this one….love them all, but this one is definately the coolest!

-- Darrell B.

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#9 posted 11-29-2010 01:17 PM

So, how did ” SAM ” get ” ON ” the post. LOL. Great job on thinking out side the box. Awesome !

-- Have a great day.

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#10 posted 11-29-2010 06:47 PM

“SAM” was attached by countersinking holes in the top and bottom at about a 45degree angle and using wood screws.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#11 posted 11-29-2010 09:21 PM

Love it

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 12-01-2010 10:24 PM

How did he get stuck in there?


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#13 posted 12-02-2010 02:56 AM

That is just so great!

-- ~Julie~

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 08:13 PM

Ha, it’s one of those few that I say to myself. I should have thought of that….. Sign of one groovy artist.
If I only had a beam I’d make one for my house. :( No beams. That is very cool, going in the memory bank.

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#15 posted 05-13-2011 06:02 PM

what a neat idea good job

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