"the fish jumped over the moon" sculpture

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 01-26-2012 07:04 PM 1564 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this carving developed first by carving the bear head from elk antler. Once it was done,I was wishing I had a bigger piece of antler to make a body.When the idea came to attach wood and antler,I new I was on to something new and fun. I have done quite a few different ones now. The body of the bear and the board on the back are one piece of red cedar driftwood and the fish, moon and bear head are elk antler.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 07:15 PM

Awesome skill set, thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 07:21 PM

Wow, Fantastic work


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 09:55 PM

Great work and it doesn’t look like anyone got hurt.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 10:06 PM

Cool projects there Steve! Love the combination. Great little carvings…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 10:24 PM

Love it

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 12:19 AM

A very special sculpture great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 12:38 AM

I looked up all your carving, Steve. They all look great! I only wish I were that prolific! I’m a carver, but a slow one.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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