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Project by skips posted 07-10-2011 01:52 AM 1577 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Muskellunge made of poplar

-- skip I'm a maine maniac





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Moron

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 02:27 AM

very impressive,amazing paint job

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 02:29 AM

Skip,

You’re going to need to build a larger aquarium! That’s a really great looking muskie but you’d need to throw it back in Wisconsin—can’t keep anything under 34” here! We’d love to catch a pumpkinseed that size here!

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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skips

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 03:11 AM

Thank you lightweightladylefty, yeah I’d love to catch one to,the only one I can catch it in my workshop

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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woodworkerscott

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 05:35 AM

Ah, the fish of 10,000 casts. lol. Wow. A great piece of art. Thanks for posting.

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

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 07:46 AM

Wow! very impressive! Totally looks like a real fish!

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 02:14 PM

Nice fish skip, How do you like working with poplar ? I thinkit’s an under-rated wood…I like it’s workability and it doesn’t fuzz up like basswood that a lot of carvers seem to prefer. Poplar holds a little crisper line too !
Nice work ! Good to see you are busy.

Your friend Don S. Havana Fl.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 03:02 PM

Super job. Lovely paint. I have only caught one musky in my life. I was fishing for bluegills and the musky latched onto the bluegill I was reeling in. Was a fight on 6 lb test! It was 41 inches & I had to throw it back..our limit is 42!!

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 04:39 PM

True Art! Amazing details! I grew up in Michigan fishing for Nothern Pike and Muskies in the summers on Lake Huron! Great memerories…. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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skips

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 01:41 AM

Thanks for the comment Porchfish, poplar is not real soft or real hard I think it’s great for carving and yes it is under-rated,and where I’m at it’s cheaper than basswood and cheap is good.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 01:42 AM

Thank you all for the great comments

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 02:00 AM

COOL Muskie!

Yes, I was also thinking that it was TOO SMALL to keep… throw it back! LOL

Beautiful job!

Never did hook one of those… Got a Pike though… only a small 19” er

Beautiful job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 07-13-2011 02:42 AM

When I first saw this I thought, “Why is this guy posting his stuffed fish?” Very lifelike!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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