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First attempt at carving. Used only files and sandpaper to shape the fish after cutting out the blank. Top one is cherry and the bottom one is mahogany.
-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!
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#1 posted 01-13-2011 05:09 AM
I think they look pretty good. Adding an eye might give them more personality. I’d like to try carving sometime.
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#2 posted 01-13-2011 05:15 AM
They are awesome. Bill I know you thought an eye may look good but I like the mystery! It is almost as tho they are in some deep merky water just before you land them in the boat; ya’know when you say; “Holy Crap.. look at the size of that SOB!!! Good Job Dave!... I grew up on Lake of the Woods in Warroad and I have landed my share of Northern Pike. I would rather land a nice 23” Walleye however!
-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien
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#3 posted 01-13-2011 05:20 AM
They are very good! I my self have not done any carving be for but would enjoy trying one day. Keep up the good work I look forward to seeing more!
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#4 posted 01-13-2011 05:37 AM
If you were carving fish – I would say you did a good job on your first try. Now, if you were carving, say, horses – well, my friend – you have some work to do.
-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh
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#5 posted 01-13-2011 05:47 AM
Way cool, I like the simplicity and they are realistic looking as all get out…Thanks
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW
#6 posted 01-13-2011 01:30 PM
Thanks for the kind words – greatly appreciated.
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#7 posted 01-13-2011 03:55 PM
Those are nice. I’m looking forward to your 137th carving. I wish I could catch fish that size.
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#8 posted 01-14-2011 04:48 AM
Nice pickerels or northern pike:)
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#9 posted 01-15-2011 07:57 PM
Nice Pike! I don’t have the courage to post my first attempt at carving. I showed my wife and she said nice horse! Unfortunately it was supposed to be a Labrador. Cheers/Steve. Hendrum, Mn
-- Big Steve
#10 posted 01-16-2011 02:00 AM
Wudbutcher – thanks for the comments – I got a good chuckle out of your comment – many times my wife has said the same thing. Take care!
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#11 posted 07-13-2011 11:01 PM
Good job, Nice Pike
-- skip I'm a maine maniac
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#12 posted 07-13-2011 11:17 PM
well done for first time very good in my opinion. Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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#13 posted 07-14-2011 01:48 PM
Well, Jack, I’m going to tell you something. These are very good and it looks like you may have found your calling so keep ‘em coming.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#14 posted 07-15-2011 02:07 AM
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