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Project by miles125 posted 05-01-2011 03:10 PM 1767 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this guy from a piece of seasoned soft maple firewood. Shaped mostly with my sawzall followed by a Foredom power carver. Finding the hooks proved a challenge because apparently there’s not much demand to catch a twelve foot fish. :) The last pic shows him added to my whacky adorned shed that’s a work in progress that i’ll one day have to post as a project in itself.

Approx 15” long and probably weighs about 10 lbs. Thanks for looking!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 03:17 PM

Man, you guys must have some pretty big bass over there! :-)

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

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 03:29 PM

Next project: Rod & Reel?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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miles125

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 03:45 PM

I’m planning a tackle box. :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Mickey Cassiba

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#4 posted 05-01-2011 04:02 PM

Better make the box a self propelled unit, it’s gonna have to be a a biggun!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#5 posted 05-01-2011 04:29 PM

fun stuff Bud

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

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#6 posted 05-01-2011 05:29 PM

what are you gonna use that behind a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules with a 300 hp winch….LOL

like it , shuold be the right size for a hering :-)

take care
Dennis

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Woodstock

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#7 posted 05-01-2011 06:02 PM

Ah, you must be from Texas…

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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patron

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#8 posted 05-01-2011 06:19 PM

i recomend
the 1/2” pre stretched stainless cable
and lunch for a couple of days and nights

it will take some time to land this one

-- 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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devann

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#9 posted 05-01-2011 06:55 PM

What a great project to post. I like your little ol’ popper. Come on over to Lake Fork ,Texas I thnk there’s a couple in there big enough to use that thing on. Where did you find the hooks? I’d like to make one just to paint it.

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

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#10 posted 05-01-2011 07:54 PM

Great project! Where did you find the hooks for this project?

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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miles125

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#11 posted 05-01-2011 08:13 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Darrell & Robert, i found the hooks at Memphis Net and Twine Co.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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SPalm

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#12 posted 05-02-2011 12:23 AM

I would never tackle a job like that.

Good fun Miles. You have always brought joy to me heart.
Thanks,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Rick

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#13 posted 05-02-2011 07:51 AM

I Love This!! Poppers are my Favourite Lure for Largemouth Bass. I’d hang this Monster on the end of a STRONG Rod and take it to a Fishin’ Derby just to see what the Comments would be…LOL..

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#14 posted 05-02-2011 10:43 PM

DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE DON`T KNOW ?

and the answer is with a sneaky face …..maybee …..LOL

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 05-06-2011 04:31 AM

Yuo could catch a croc with that hook.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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