Trout Carving

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I carved this in Bog Oak. Just in case you dont know what bog oak is i will explain. Bog Oak is fossilised oak that was submerged in water and dark boggy soil for between 3000 and 5000 years. It is perfectly preserved and takes on a jet black colour while keeping the beautiful character of oak. The only problem is it is very unpredictable and has to be dried carefully and slowly and even then it will crack and twist. Back to the carving. Some details are heftier than i would like but due to the fragile nature of this timber when dry i didnt dare go any further. The spots are inlaid mahogany and i finished it with sanding sealer and two coats of briwax.

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#1 posted 932 days ago

Wow that is spectacular

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 932 days ago

This is a really cool project !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#3 posted 932 days ago

Very nice work! How large is it?


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 932 days ago

Fantastic carving and amazing material ,a great piece.

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#5 posted 932 days ago

Nice carving Davoak. Interesting wood to carve!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 932 days ago

I’ve heard of bogoak, but never seen it up close. Is it as hard or harder than new oak? At first glace, I though your trout was placed on a log, but it is actually a part of the wood behind it! WOW! You did a great job carving it!

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

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#7 posted 932 days ago

super carving, really great wood. A very interesting and one of a kind work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 932 days ago

It’s a nice carving. Congratulations.


-- 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

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#9 posted 921 days ago

looks great!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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