ASH Flippers!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 1257 days ago 1191 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wood supplier and good friend has pulled the pin and is shutting his business and is moving to the West Coast, Vancouver Island! A prairie dog he is excitedly looking forward to the taste of salt water. He supplied me with the cherry wood for Li’l Abner’s boot and as a last gift he gave me a 4×4 by 48 inches of pure ASH!!! In exchange I had to carve him something for his scuba gear and the flippers are the result. This pair came from the same piece of wood and the colour is fantastic They are about 14 inches long and as I cut the blank on a diagonal I was able to get the widest part of the flippers at 6 inches. Sealed with a clear acryllic stain and then matte finished with a Flecto semi-gloss Varathane spray here are the Flippers!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#1 posted 1257 days ago

Wow, those look great. I really like Ash wood.

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#2 posted 1257 days ago

Wow. So, are they actually functional? It doesn’t seem like it’d be comfortable.

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#3 posted 1257 days ago

What the Ash! Do they work?

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#4 posted 1257 days ago

Do you have to “anti foul” these every year LOL, Hey nice job Roman :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 1257 days ago

Nice work.
Just for the record, these are called fins and not flippers. Flipper was the name of a dolphin in a TV series :-)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#6 posted 1257 days ago

“let the RECORD show”another beautifull hand sculpted project. thanks for posting.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 1257 days ago

Flippers, fins….no matter, they are another testament to your exceptional talents.
Keep ‘em coming.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 1257 days ago

Amusing and well done. You may be creating a new flipper market.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 1256 days ago

The flippers really highlight your talent for woodworking. They look like something made for the Dutchboy. I guess this would be a new twist on floating flippers.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Andrew Boyce

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#11 posted 1256 days ago

In a search for something truly unique… there can be no better than the ash flipper.
Very fine work.

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#12 posted 1256 days ago

a real sweet gift
something special for a good friend

great work
well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Roman Hrytsak

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#13 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Much appreciated!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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